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ID number:  BIRRC-P0075
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Historic Physics Collection
Artist / Maker:  F. Sartorius
Title / Object name:  Balance
Object type:  Balance
Place made:  Göttingen
Date made:  Probably c 1909
Materials:  Brass and steel in wooden case with glass top and sides
Measurements:  Case 50 x 30 x 35 cm, Beam length 14 cm
BIRRC-P0075a.jpg

A quality chemical balance for masses up to around 200 g. It has intricate mechanisms for adjustment of the swing and the support. Final balance is attained by moving a rider along a scale on the top of the beam, and there is a sliding rod to facilitate this adjustment without opening the case.

Inscriptions / Translations:  F. Sartorius, Göttingen
No. 5842

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