Balance

Balance

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Description
This is an example of the “New Triumph Plate Glass Box Prescription Scale” that, Troemner boasted, was “Built like the Wise Man’s House—upon a Rock. No springs to snap. Strongly built, yet sensitive—all Bearings of Selected Russian Agates.” The inscription on the ivory scale reads “HENRY TROEMNER / PHILADELPHIA.” That on the brass tag on the base reads: “HENRY TROEMNER / MAKER / PHILADELPHIA, PA.” The large red cardboard box is marked “NEW / TRIUMPH / AGATE BEARINGS CRYSTAL BOX / PRESCRIPTION SCALE / NO. 542 / HENRY TROEMNER, PHILADELPHIA, PA. U.S.A.
Ref: Henry Troemner ad in The Spatula 20 (1913): 616.
Henry Troemner, Catalogue (Philadelphia, 1916), p. 20.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Balance
date made
around 1925
maker
Torsion Balance Company
Troemner
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Measurements
overall: 32.6 cm x 22 cm x 17.2 cm; 12 13/16 in x 8 11/16 in x 6 3/4 in
ID Number
1985.0605.28
catalog number
1985.0605.28
accession number
1985.0605
Credit Line
Gift of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
subject
Weights & Measures
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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