Balance

Balance

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Description
This balance has an 8-inch skeletal nickel-plated beam, nickel-plated hangers and pans, and ivory scale marked “HENRY TROEMNER / PHILADELPHIA.” The Eastlake-style wood base has one drawer and a reddish marble top. Troemner termed it a prescription scale.
Ref: Henry Troemner, Price List of Fine Scales and Weights (Philadelphia, 1889), p. 22.
Henry Heil, Illustrated Catalogue and Price-List of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), p. 114.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
date made
ca 1880
maker
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: case: 45.5 cm x 42 cm x 21.5 cm; 17 29/32 in x 16 17/32 in x 8 15/32 in
ID Number
MG.302607.117
catalog number
302607.117
accession number
302607
Credit Line
Gift of Schrader's Pharmacy, through Harry L. Schrader
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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