Balance

Balance

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Description
Balance that fits into and hangs from the inside lid of a rectangular wooden box. The steel beam in 7 inches long. the pans are 2.2 inches diameter. The inscription on the ivory scale reads: “HENRY TROEMNER / PHILADELPHIA.” A tag on the box reads "HENRY TROEMNER / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA / CPA. 1 OZ. NO. 812 / MADE IN THE U.S.A."
This resembles the form apparently introduced by the German immigrant, Herman Kohlbusch.
Ref: John Taylor & Co., Assayers’ Materials (San Francisco, 1899), item 1131, p. 10.
Henry Heil, Illustrated Catalogue and Price-list of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), item 2584, pp. 100 and 116.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
date made
around 1900
maker
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
metal, nickel (beam material)
metal, nickel (chains material)
metal, nickel (pans(2) material)
metal, nickel (weights(3) material)
wood (box material)
plated (beam production method/technique)
plated (chains production method/technique)
plated (pans(2) production method/technique)
plated (weights(3) production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 8 in x 3 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 20.32 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
MG.M-03088
catalog number
M-03088
accession number
116033
Credit Line
Henry Troemner
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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