Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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The tag on the front of the case reads “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. / CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – MADE IN U.S.A.” and “CAUTION. BEFORE SHIPPING THIS BALANCE / OBTAIN INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE FACTORY” and “STYLE D.R.X. No. 72803 CAP 120 G CLASS A.” Another tag reads “PATENT APPLIED FOR.” The Smithsonian acquired this example in 1961.
Ref: The Torsion Balance Co., Chemical and Laboratory Balances (New York, 1920), p. 6.
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Object Name
Torsion Balance
date made
Torsion Balance Company
Place Made
United States: New Jersey, Clifton
Physical Description
glass, ?, transparent (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 8 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in; 20.955 cm x 29.21 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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