Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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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.
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Object Name
Torsion Balance
date made
around 1935
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)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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