Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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Description
A brass tag on the white-glazed metal case reads “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. / STYLE 4551 NO. B951604 / CAPACITY 200 GRM MADE IN U.S.A.” The double linear scale in front, between the pans, is graduated in grains and milligrams. The firm described this style as a “Chemical and Laboratory Scale.”
Ref: The Torsion Balance Co., Catalogue 38 (New York, 1934), p. 13.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Torsion Balance
date made
around 1935
maker
Torsion Balance Company
place made
United States: New York
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ceramic, porcelain (overall material)
metal (pan material)
Measurements
overall: 10 7/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 6 in; 27.6225 cm x 31.115 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
MG.M-10921.001
accession number
259201
catalog number
M-10921.001
Credit Line
Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy
subject
Weights & Measures
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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