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Physical Description:
iron; paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 5/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 3.96875 cm x 4.1275 cm
Object Name:
block of iron
Description:
Block of iron from a leg of the tripod for the portable vertical circle used by F.G.W. von Struve at the Pulkowa astronomical observatory, circa 1840. It was apparently given to Cleveland Abbe, an American astronomer who worked at that Russian observatory in the 1860s, and he used it as a paper weight.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1994.0019.42.02
Catalog number:
1994.0019.42.02
Accession number:
1994.0019
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-adbe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1891666