Troemner Assay Balance, Encased, 12" Beam [173119]

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Troemner Assay Balance, Encased, 12  Beam    [173119]

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Large table top Troemner assay balance with a 12" beam. 26" long, 23.5" tall. double post, side to side adjustable slide beams at top, large 4" nickel pans, internal mirrored back, black stone base, single drawer 19.75" long, mahogany finish, adjustable feet, etc. Front face lifting window, two side hinged drawers.
This is a very large, and thus unusual, table top assay balance. In a review of Shannon's work "Assay Balances" (1999), assay balances of this size are not mentioned, nor are the very large (such as 10,000 troy ounce) balances. The Denver Fire Clay catalog #10 (1923) lists Troemner balances, but one of this size is not shown or listed. Also not listed in Justinian Caire Catalog #9 (c1920), Mine & Smelter Supply Co. catalog #24 (1912), or the Keystone Mining Catalog, 1923, which does not carry the Troemner brand. Franklin Collection