Torsion balance. Torsion balances were widely used at CSL for precisely weighing small quantities of tissue or chemicals, up to 1960s. A Gallenkamp & Co Ltd, London. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.

Physical Description

Black case housing white circular dial with metal arms radiating from centre, and glass box at RHS, housing a suspension scale. Drawer beneath for storing weights. Sits on adjustable base.


Example of laboratory equipment used at CSL in the 1960s

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