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D. Rittenhouse Zenith Telescope

Maker:
Rittenhouse, David  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 ft; 1.6764 m
Object Name:
zenith telescope
Related Publication:
American Philosophical Society. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
American Philosophical Society. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
Credit Line:
Dr. A. E. Douglass
ID Number:
PH.152078
Catalog number:
152078
Accession number:
116914
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Zenith Telescope

Measurements:
telescope: 19 in; 48.26 cm
overall: 29 3/4 in x 9 in x 17 1/8 in; 75.565 cm x 22.86 cm x 43.4975 cm
Object Name:
zenith sector
zenith telescope
Related Publication:
American Philosophical Society. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
ID Number:
PH.152079
Catalog number:
152079
Accession number:
116914
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Ellicott Transit and Equal Altitude Instrument

Maker:
Ellicott, Andrew  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 18 1/4 in; 46.355 cm
axis: 16 in; 40.64 cm
Object Name:
transit and equal altitude instrument
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Related Publication:
American Philosophical Society. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
American Philosophical Society. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping. Surveying and Mapping
Credit Line:
Andrew Ellicott Douglass
ID Number:
PH.152080
Accession number:
116914
Catalog number:
152080.01
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Backstaff

Measurements:
overall: 25 1/4 in; 64.135 cm
Object Name:
backstaff
Date made:
18th century
Credit Line:
Arthur R. Crittenden
ID Number:
PH.178975
Accession number:
12216
Catalog number:
178975
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Jesse Ramsden

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 3/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 50.165 cm x 34.925 cm
overall: 27 1/2 in x 21 1/2 in x 1 in; 69.85 cm x 54.61 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
print
portrait: Jesse Ramsden
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1791
ID Number:
PH.181141
Accession number:
25734
Catalog number:
181141
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Desk Set

Measurements:
overall: 23 cm x 26 cm x 12 cm; 9 1/16 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 9 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 26.035 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
barometer, aneroid
Date made:
late 19th century
ID Number:
PH.205532
Accession number:
36555
Catalog number:
205532
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Barometers
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W. & S. Jones Orrery

Maker:
W. & S. Jones  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 13 in; 17.78 cm x 33.02 cm
overall: 6 3/4 in x 12 5/8 in; 17.145 cm x 32.0675 cm
Object Name:
orrery
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1790s
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
Credit Line:
William S. Disbrow
ID Number:
PH.215538
Catalog number:
215538
Accession number:
40279
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Globes
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National Museum of American History
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Delure Graphometer

Maker:
Delure  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
needle: 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm
overall: 6 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 17.145 cm x 24.765 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
graphometer
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number:
PH.219497
Catalog number:
219497
Accession number:
40529
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Shilling Gradienter

Maker:
Shilling, George  Search this
Measurements:
horizontal circle: 4 1/4 in; 10.795 cm
telescope: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
overall: 9 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 25.0825 cm x 11.1125 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
gradienter
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247906
Catalog number:
247906
Accession number:
47736
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Shilling Gradienter

Maker:
Shilling, George  Search this
Measurements:
horizontal circle: 4 1/4 in; 10.795 cm
telescope: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
overall: 8 9/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 9 7/8 in; 21.74875 cm x 10.795 cm x 25.0825 cm
Object Name:
gradienter
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247907
Catalog number:
247907
Accession number:
47736
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Shilling Gradienter

Maker:
Shilling, George  Search this
Measurements:
horizontal circle: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
telescope: 8 1/2 in; 21.59 cm
overall: 8 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in; 20.6375 cm x 10.795 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
gradienter
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number:
PH.247908
Catalog number:
247908
Accession number:
47736
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Roach Wye Level

Maker:
Roach, John  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 in x 4 7/8 in x 21 5/8 in; 22.86 cm x 12.3825 cm x 54.9275 cm
overall: 8 7/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 21 1/8 in; 22.5425 cm x 12.065 cm x 53.6575 cm
Object Name:
level (wye)
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247910
Catalog number:
247910
Accession number:
47736
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Telescopic Alidade

Measurements:
base: 18 in; 45.72 cm
telescope: 9 in; 22.86 cm
overall: 8 1/8 in x 18 in x 4 1/4 in; 20.6375 cm x 45.72 cm x 10.795 cm
Object Name:
alidade
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247911
Catalog number:
247911
Accession number:
47736
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Telescopic Aildade

Measurements:
base: 18 1/2 in; 46.99 cm
telescope: 11 in; 27.94 cm
overall: 8 1/8 in x 18 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 20.6375 cm x 47.3075 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
alidade (telescopic)
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247912
Catalog number:
247912
Accession number:
47736
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Telescopic Alidade

Measurements:
base: 20 in; 50.8 cm
telescope: 10 1/4 in; 26.035 cm
overall: 8 9/16 in x 20 in x 4 in; 21.74875 cm x 50.8 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
alidade (telescopic)
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247913
Catalog number:
247913
Accession number:
47736
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Telescopic Alidade

Measurements:
base: 26 in; 66.04 cm
telescope: 11 1/2 in; 29.21 cm
overall: 8 13/16 in x 26 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.38375 cm x 66.04 cm x 8.89 cm
Object Name:
alidade (telescopic)
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247914
Catalog number:
247914
Accession number:
47736
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Alidade

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 3/4 in x 23 in; 6.985 cm x 58.42 cm
overall arms folded down: 11/16 in x 23 in x 1 7/8 in; 1.74625 cm x 58.42 cm x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
alidade
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247915
Catalog number:
247915
Accession number:
47736
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Gurley Surveyor's Vernier Compass

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/8 in; 11.1125 cm
needle: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
overall: 6 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 7/8 in; 15.24 cm x 12.065 cm x 12.3825 cm
Object Name:
compass (pocket with folding sights)
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 23rd Edition
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247917
Catalog number:
247917
Accession number:
47736
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Casella Pocket Altazimuth

Maker:
Casella, Louis Paschal  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 13.97 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 2 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 3.175 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
pocket altazimuth
pocket alt-azimuth
Related Publication:
L. P. Casella. Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Surveying, Philosophical, Mathematical, Optical, Photographic, and Standard Meteorological Instruments
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247920
Catalog number:
247920
Accession number:
47736
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Fauth Stenometer

Maker:
Fauth & Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 2 in x 3 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 5.08 cm x 8.255 cm x 12.065 cm
overall: 2 in x 3 5/16 in x 4 11/16 in; 5.08 cm x 8.41375 cm x 11.90625 cm
Object Name:
stenometer
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247921
Catalog number:
247921
Accession number:
47736
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