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  Weight Set IV Marking.JPG - VOLAND & SONS MARKING -  Peter Gottfried Voland was born in Cassel, Germany in 1852. At the age of 19, he immigrated to the US arriving in Baltimore, MD in June 1871. Not long after his arrival, he married Caroline Henze and became employed by Becker & Sons Balance Company in New Rochelle, NY where he learned the trade of balance making.  In 1888 he formed a partnership with Henry Van Zelm, who also worked for Becker & Sons, and established Voland and Van Zelm in New Rochelle with the goal of supplying analytical balances.  In 1910 their factory was moved to a newly built three-story, block-deep building at 32 Relyea Place in New Rochelle. Voland and his wife had two sons, George Gottfried and Emil, and one daughter Gertrude. After Van Zelm's death in 1903, Voland took his two sons into the business and the firm became Voland & Sons. Peter Gottfried Voland died on November 27, 1915. His sons continued operation of the company and in 1927 the expanded business necessitated an enlargement of the facility. Although George Gottfried died in 1928 and Emil in 1938, Voland & Sons continued in business until 1945 when the company was sold and the name was changed to the Voland Company.  In 1969 the firm was acquired by Emtech Research Products Corporation of New Rochelle and the firm continued under the Voland name until January of 1989. At that time it became part of AN Systems, Inc. in Massachusetts.  See Shannon, The Assay Balance, p 89  
Troemner Assay Ton Weight Set
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Henry Troemner May 1902 Engineering and Mining Journal
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Weight Set IV Marking | VOLAND & SONS MARKING - Peter Gottfried Voland was born in Cassel, Germany in 1852. At the age of 19, he immigrated to the US arriving in Baltimore, MD in June 1871. Not long after his arrival, he married Caroline Henze and became employed by Becker & Sons Balance Company in New Rochelle, NY where he learned the trade of balance making. In 1888 he formed a partnership with Henry Van Zelm, who also worked for Becker & Sons, and established Voland and Van Zelm in New Rochelle with the goal of supplying analytical balances. In 1910 their factory was moved to a newly built three-story, block-deep building at 32 Relyea Place in New Rochelle. Voland and his wife had two sons, George Gottfried and Emil, and one daughter Gertrude. After Van Zelm's death in 1903, Voland took his two sons into the business and the firm became Voland & Sons. Peter Gottfried Voland died on November 27, 1915. His sons continued operation of the company and in 1927 the expanded business necessitated an enlargement of the facility. Although George Gottfried died in 1928 and Emil in 1938, Voland & Sons continued in business until 1945 when the company was sold and the name was changed to the Voland Company. In 1969 the firm was acquired by Emtech Research Products Corporation of New Rochelle and the firm continued under the Voland name until January of 1989. At that time it became part of AN Systems, Inc. in Massachusetts. See Shannon, The Assay Balance, p 89 Download Original Image
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