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spring balance

(esp US), spring scale
a device in which an object to be weighed is attached to the end of a helical spring, the extension of which indicates the weight of the object on a calibrated scale
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spring balance

[′spriŋ ¦bal·əns]
(engineering)
An instrument which measures force by determining the extension of a helical spring.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spring balance

A sash balance in which the weight of the sash is counterbalanced by the force supplied by a spring.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A Salter brass-front spring balance with a capacity of up to 30 pounds is a unique spring balance with two scales.
Expanding on other notable technical developments in watch making, he says that 2013 was a major milestone in the history of Roger Dubuis with the launch of the Excalibur Quatuor, a mechanical wonder that incorporates four spring balances. This marked a significant achievement in the history of watchmaking.
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The first products were high-grade rotary and spring balances. In the early 1900s, Krups turned its attention to producing electrical appliances that utilized its engineering expertise to develop and manufacture state-of-the-art products.
This edition also depicts "Straight Spring Balances with the company name," sold by the dozen for various weight ranges, and for larger amounts of dairy product there was the "Bestov Platform Scale."
The wall bracket and arm for the REX models are made of powder coated steel with conductive metallic grey paint, whilst a stainless steel spring balances the arm's dead weight, the antistatic polyester-polyurethane hose is ATEX marked R<108[ohm] and they have a manual damper with conductive knob.