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Antique apothecary scale. Manufactured by The Torsion Balance Company around the turn of the last century.

The company used a series of three steel bands held at torsion to keep their scales in balance. Company motto: No Friction. No Wear. No Knife Edges. It is extremely rare to find a scale of this nature with all of the steel torsion bands intact and with included measuring dishes. Scale is in balance still. Originally rated in a laboratory environment to be accurate to within half a grain. Features leveling feet for ease of use.

Included is a single one pound brass mass and a single eight ounce metal mass as pictured.

Made in NYC. Speaks for itself. Get your weight up.

Measures approximately 16" long by 13" high by 7" deep.

Item 368.

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Torsion Balance Company Apothecary Scale


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: wrought iron, brass, nickel, aluminum, tin, steel
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 50 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people