6. Count out the number of handbook pages equal in weight to that of the quantity of material to be weighed. Each sheet of paper weighs about 1.3 grams (20 grains or .04 ounce). Suspend these sheets, plus one, to balance container on the other side of the scale.
7. Slowly add the material to be weighed to the container. When the stick is balanced, the desired amount of material is in the container.
8. If it is desired to weigh a quantity of material larger than that which would fit in the above container, make a container out of a larger paper or paper bag, and suspend from one side of the stick. Suspend handbook pages from the other side until the stick is balanced. Now place a number of sheets of handbook pages equal in weight to that of the desired amount of material to be weighed on one side, and fill the container with the material until the stick is balanced.
9. A similar method may be used to measure parts or percentage by weight. The weight units are unimportant. Suspend equal weight containers from each side of the stick. Bags, tin cans, etc. can be used. Place one material in one of the containers. Fill the other container with the other material until they balance. Empty and refill the num
ber of times necessary to get the required parts by weight (e.g., 5 to 1 This scale provides a means of weighing propellant and other Partfl *>y weight would require 5 fillings of one can for one filling of the items when conventional scales or balances are not available. other).
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