Hans R Jenemann (1920-1996) probably has contributed more to research into the history
of balances, weighing and much beyond than any other individual.
He has published extensively on the subjects of balance development, balance makers,
history of weighing and others across three decades of the last century. In so doing
he collected an enormous amount of information in many formats: books, catalogues,
pamphlets and many other types of written information, as well as many thousand photographs
– again in several formats. All of the latter he took himself, either by photographing
the original item in situ, or by taking a photographic reproduction of printed material.
He was also an avid collector of antique and historic balances, especially analytical/chemical
Balance Picture Showcase
This website is an attempt to collect, preserve and archive written material and
images by Hans Jenemann. We intend to make this treasure accessible to fellow researchers
and balance enthusiasts.
The project is very much a work in progress, mostly due to the astonishing amount
of pictures which have to be digitised and tidied up. So check back from time to
time, we update the pages as we go along.
There are also links to other sites of related interest and a contact page should
you want to get in touch.