equal-arm balance

equal-arm balance

[¦ē·kwal ¦ärm ′bal·əns]
(mechanics)
A simple balance in which the distances from the point of support of the balance-arm beam to the two pans at the end of the beam are equal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica assigns the invention of the equal-arm balance "to the time of the ancient Egyptians." Weights recovered from Neolithic Egypt imply the use of scales 6,000 years ago.