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  Troemner Assay Ton Weight Set Marking.jpg - HENRY TROEMNER MARKING -  Henry Troemner was born in 1809 at Elnhausen, Germany where he served an apprenticeship of eight years as a locksmith or machinist.  He immigrated to New York City in 1832 and sometime before 1839 married Catherine Ritter, also a native of Germany.  He went into business with F. Meyer in 1840 as F. Meyer and Company with offices on Decatur Street in Philadelphia, PA making prescription, jewelers' and grocers' scales and weights.  Sometime around 1844, he decided to establish his own scale and balance manufacturing business and his name appears in the 1844 Philadelphia Business Directory as a scale manufacturer. His first factory was located at 196 High Street where he remained until 1853, when he moved to 240 Market Street.  Not long thereafter, he received a contract to make the balances for the U. S. Mint at Philadelphia.  In 1858 he moved to 710 Market Street in Philadelphia, establishing an office and factory. He built his first major factory in 1862 on the northwest corner of 22nd and Master Street in Philadelphia, the office remaining at 710 Market Street. Henry and Catherine were parents of thirteen children.  His business continued to expand.  With Henry's death in 1873, his wife Catherine operated the business until 1875 when his three oldest sons purchased the company.  The company continued to expand and thrive with ownership changes along the way and in1955 the business was incorporated as Troemner Inc. manufacturing precision weights, balances and laboratory apparatus at 6825 Greenway Avenue, Philadelphia.  The company continues in business today.  Henry Troemner was by far the most prolific of balance manufacturers in the United States, making scales and balances for almost every conceivable use: assay, bullion, analytical, pharmaceutical, egg, yarn, specific gravity, candy, moisture, babies, photographic uses, diamond, cream, butter-fat, silk, hatter's fur, solder testing, sand, hosiery, paper testing, tack - nail - screw count, grain tester, and others. See Shannon, The Assay Balance, pp 102-105  
Henry Troemner May 1902 Engineering and Mining Journal
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Troemner Assay Ton Weight Set Marking | HENRY TROEMNER MARKING - Henry Troemner was born in 1809 at Elnhausen, Germany where he served an apprenticeship of eight years as a locksmith or machinist. He immigrated to New York City in 1832 and sometime before 1839 married Catherine Ritter, also a native of Germany. He went into business with F. Meyer in 1840 as F. Meyer and Company with offices on Decatur Street in Philadelphia, PA making prescription, jewelers' and grocers' scales and weights. Sometime around 1844, he decided to establish his own scale and balance manufacturing business and his name appears in the 1844 Philadelphia Business Directory as a scale manufacturer. His first factory was located at 196 High Street where he remained until 1853, when he moved to 240 Market Street. Not long thereafter, he received a contract to make the balances for the U. S. Mint at Philadelphia. In 1858 he moved to 710 Market Street in Philadelphia, establishing an office and factory. He built his first major factory in 1862 on the northwest corner of 22nd and Master Street in Philadelphia, the office remaining at 710 Market Street. Henry and Catherine were parents of thirteen children. His business continued to expand. With Henry's death in 1873, his wife Catherine operated the business until 1875 when his three oldest sons purchased the company. The company continued to expand and thrive with ownership changes along the way and in1955 the business was incorporated as Troemner Inc. manufacturing precision weights, balances and laboratory apparatus at 6825 Greenway Avenue, Philadelphia. The company continues in business today. Henry Troemner was by far the most prolific of balance manufacturers in the United States, making scales and balances for almost every conceivable use: assay, bullion, analytical, pharmaceutical, egg, yarn, specific gravity, candy, moisture, babies, photographic uses, diamond, cream, butter-fat, silk, hatter's fur, solder testing, sand, hosiery, paper testing, tack - nail - screw count, grain tester, and others. See Shannon, The Assay Balance, pp 102-105 Download Original Image
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