Torsion Balance

Torsion Balance

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Description
This has a glass and German silver case. The tag on the bottom reads “THE TORSION BALANCE CO. / NEW YORK / STYLE 269 No. B1122361 / CAPACITY 120 G CLASS A MADE IN U.S.A.” The linear scale between the pans is graduated in grains and grams. The Springer Torsion Balance Co. described the Style 269 as a “Prescription Scale,” boasting that it was the “best and handsomest upright pan balance ever made.” The Torsion Balance Co. began in business, as such, in 1908.
Ref: The Springer Torsion Balance Co. ad in Price List of Fine Scales and Weights (New York, 1900), p. 5.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Torsion Balance
date made
early twentieth century
maker
Torsion Balance Company
1670 Tavern Antiques
Torsion Balance Company
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 13/16 in x 13 in x 5 5/8 in; 17.30375 cm x 33.02 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
ZZ.RSN83758Y00
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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