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Helen Keller's Watch

Associated person:
Keller, Helen  Search this
Maker:
Rossel & Fils  Search this
Physical Description:
gold (watch case material)
brass (watch movement material)
Measurements:
overall, watch: 2 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1/2 in; 6.6675 cm x 4.7625 cm x 1.27 cm
overall, case: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
watch
Place Made:
Switzerland
Date made:
ca 1865
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Phillips Brooks Keller & Mrs. Gordon Erwin
ID Number:
ME.335239
Catalog number:
335239
Accession number:
314555
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Pulsar Calculator Watch

Manufacturer:
Pulsar  Search this
Physical Description:
Stainless steel (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.27 cm
overall - face: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
wrist watch, calculator, pulsar
wrist watch, calculator watch, pulsar
Date made:
1976
Subject:
Timekeeping  Search this
ID Number:
1994.0354.07
Catalog number:
1994.0354.07
Accession number:
1994.0354
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edanmdm:nmah_1173543
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gramophone recording

Measurements:
overall: 11 1/4 in; x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
disc record
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Date made:
1888
Credit Line:
Gift of Emile Berliner
ID Number:
ME.271729
Catalog number:
271729
Accession number:
53352
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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Stained glass window with RCA "Nipper"

Measurements:
overall: 14 ft; x 4.2672 m
Object Name:
window
Date made:
1915
Credit Line:
from Radio Corporation of America, thru Nicholas F. Pensiero
ID Number:
ME.330390
Catalog number:
330390
Accession number:
288895
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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Gramophone

Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
phonorecord
ID Number:
ME.206060.03
Catalog number:
206060.03
Accession number:
36816
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1417718
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sound recording

Physical Description:
wax (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in x 1 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
sound recording
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
circa 1880s-1890s
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander Graham Bell
ID Number:
ME.287791
Catalog number:
287791
Accession number:
57694
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_852685
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Tin Foil Recording

Maker:
Edison, Thomas Alva  Search this
Physical Description:
foil (overall material)
Measurements:
tinfoil: 9 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in; x 23.1775 cm x 12.065 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Edison tin foil phonograph record
Date made:
1878
Credit Line:
Gift of William J. Rhees
ID Number:
ME.213496
Accession number:
38617
Catalog number:
213496
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_853072
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Gramophone

Measurements:
overall: 8 1/4 in x 17 in x 9 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 43.18 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
Credit Line:
Gladys Collosky Read and Oliver Read
ID Number:
ME.324164
Catalog number:
324164
Accession number:
253422
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Phonograph, Edison Home

Measurements:
overall (phono): 10 1/4 in x 18 in x 9 in; 26.035 cm x 45.72 cm x 22.86 cm
cabinet: 35 1/4 in x 15 in x 19 1/2 in; 89.535 cm x 38.1 cm x 49.53 cm
case: 12 in x 18 in x 9 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm x 22.86 cm
stand (catalog card): 50 in; 127 cm
cabinet: 35 in x 19 1/2 in x 15 in; 88.9 cm x 49.53 cm x 38.1 cm
lid: 5 1/2 in x 7 13/16 in x 17 in; 13.97 cm x 19.812 cm x 43.18 cm
Object Name:
phonograph
Date made:
ca 1898
Credit Line:
Leonard G. Shoemaker
ID Number:
ME.328433
Catalog number:
328433
Accession number:
272518
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_855452

Edison Tin Foil Phonograph

Measurements:
overall: 33 in x 11 in x 12 in x 12 in; 83.82 cm x 27.94 cm x 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
Credit Line:
International Business Machines Corporation
ID Number:
ME.320551
Catalog number:
320551
Accession number:
241402
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National Museum of American History
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Graphophone

Measurements:
overall: 7 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 31.75 cm x 19.05 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
cylinder graphophone
graphophone
Credit Line:
Alexander Graham Bell
ID Number:
ME.287653.01
Catalog number:
287653
Accession number:
57694
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National Museum of American History
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Gramophone

Measurements:
turntable - from catalog card: 11 1/2 in; x 29.21 cm
wheel - from catalog card: 4 in; x 10.16 cm
base - from catalog card: 13 in x 15 1/2 in; x 33.02 cm x 39.37 cm
projectile - from catalog card: 11 1/2 in; x 29.21 cm
horn - from catalog card: 23 1/2 in; x 59.69 cm
mouthpiece - from catalog card: 12 1/2 in; x 31.75 cm
overall - horn stand: 41 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 104.4575 cm x 16.51 cm x 9.8425 cm
overall - horn: 23 in x 12 7/8 in; 58.42 cm x 32.7025 cm
overall - phonograph: 7 5/8 in x 16 in x 25 1/4 in; 19.3675 cm x 40.64 cm x 64.135 cm
Object Name:
Phonograph
gramophone
Credit Line:
Emile Berliner
ID Number:
ME.271716
Catalog number:
271716
Accession number:
53352
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Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
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Exhibition Location:
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_856077

Bond Marine Chronometer

Maker:
Bond, William C.  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
lead (weights material)
glass (top material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 6 1/8 in; 30.48 cm x 15.5575 cm
Object Name:
chronometer, marine
chronometer, box
chronometer
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
ca 1812-1815
ID Number:
ME.318981
Catalog number:
318981
Accession number:
230288
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Measuring & Mapping
Time and Navigation
Exhibition:
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_856140
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watch

Maker:
American Watch Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, gold (watch case material)
gilded (watch movement production method/technique)
metal, "brass" (watch movement material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 7.9375 cm x 5.715 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
Watch
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Waltham
Credit Line:
George W. Spier
ID Number:
ME.307413
Catalog number:
307413
Accession number:
68114
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_852185
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Beta 21 Watch Module

Maker:
Communaute d'interet Beta, CEH  Search this
Measurements:
overall - module: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 3.175 cm x 3.81 cm x .9525 cm
overall - case: 1 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.27 cm
overall - business card: 3 3/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
module, quartz wristwatch, with cover
Place made:
Schweiz
Date made:
ca 1969
Subject:
Timekeeping  Search this
ID Number:
2003.0002.01
Catalog number:
2003.0002.01
Accession number:
2003.0002
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Gauge

Physical Description:
metal; glass (gauge material)
Measurements:
box: 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 8.89 cm x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
gauge
Credit Line:
Gift of Jon and Jennifer Hanson
ID Number:
2016.0026.01
Catalog number:
2016.0026.01
Accession number:
2016.0026
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Data Source:
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Gauge

Physical Description:
metal; glass (gauge material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 1.27 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
gauge
Credit Line:
Gift of Jon and Jennifer Hanson
ID Number:
2016.0026.02
Catalog number:
2016.0026.02
Accession number:
2016.0026
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Data Source:
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Gauge

Physical Description:
metal; glass (gauge material)
Measurements:
box: 1 5/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 in; 4.1275 cm x 9.8425 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
gauge
Credit Line:
Gift of Jon and Jennifer Hanson
ID Number:
2016.0026.03
Catalog number:
2016.0026.03
Accession number:
2016.0026
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Data Source:
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Gauge

Physical Description:
brass; glass; wood (gauge material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 15.875 cm x 6.35 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
gauge
Place made:
Germany
Credit Line:
Gift of Jon and Jennifer Hanson
ID Number:
2016.0026.04
Catalog number:
2016.0026.04
Accession number:
2016.0026
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_1803708

Gauge

Physical Description:
wood; brass (gauge material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 3/16 in; 11.7475 cm x 4.7625 cm x .47625 cm
Object Name:
gauge
Credit Line:
Gift of Jon and Jennifer Hanson
ID Number:
2016.0026.05
Catalog number:
2016.0026.05
Accession number:
2016.0026
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Data Source:
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edanmdm:nmah_1803709

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