Mechanical Balance Computer [Librascope]; Librascope Incorporated (United States...

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Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Name/Title

Mechanical Balance Computer [Librascope]

About this object

Librascope' Mechanical Balance computer elevated and set into black painted wooden case with handle. Used to calculate an aircrafts centre of gravity and total weight; 15 knobs set into computer display which gauge weight of oil, bombs, bow compartment etc. and 2 at extreme right which allow for adjustments of weight and balance. Two dials at top; left gauges total weight in pounds and right shows centre of gravity position. Silhouette of Catalina plane appears on computer display in middle.

Maker

Librascope Incorporated (United States of America, estab. 1937)

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Place Made

Glendale

Measurements

H 80 W 480 D 310mm (H 3 1/8 W 18 7/8 D 12 3/16")

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Balance/Scale/Weights & Measures T&E/05 Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology/Nomenclature

Object number

2006.418

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