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Octant

Maker:
Patten, Richard  Search this
Physical Description:
ebony (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 8.2 cm x 25.4 cm x 30.5 cm; 3 1/4 in x 10 in x 12 in
overall in case: 4 in x 10 1/8 in x 12 5/8 in; 10.16 cm x 25.7175 cm x 32.0675 cm
Object Name:
octant
Place made:
United States: New York
ID Number:
1993.0187.01
Catalog number:
1993.0187.01
Accession number:
1993.0187
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National Museum of American History
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Dry Card Compass

Maker:
Burrough, Robert S.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 in; 20.32 cm
overall: 6 5/8 in x 10 3/16 in x 10 3/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 25.87625 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
compass
nautical compass (dry card)
Place made:
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Date made:
ca 1817
ID Number:
1992.0202.01
Catalog number:
1992.0202.01
Accession number:
1992.0202
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Octant

Maker:
Newell, Andrew  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7.94 cm x 38.7 cm x 33 cm; 3 1/8 in x 15 1/4 in x 13 in
Object Name:
octant
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
ca 1800
ID Number:
1991.0140.01
Accession number:
1991.0140
Catalog number:
1991.0140.01
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National Museum of American History
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Italian-Style Sector

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .4 cm x 26.8 cm x 4.8 cm; 5/32 in x 10 9/16 in x 1 7/8 in
Object Name:
sector
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Sectors  Search this
Rule, Calculating  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of New York University
ID Number:
1990.0646.03
Catalog number:
326977
Accession number:
1990.0646
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Lewis and Clark Expedition Pocket Compass

User:
Clark, William  Search this
Maker:
Whitney, Thomas  Search this
Physical Description:
wood, mahogany (overall material)
brass (overall material)
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements:
closed: 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
compass, pocket
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1804
Related event:
Lewis and Clark Expedition  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Credit Line:
Mary McCabe
ID Number:
PL.038366
Catalog number:
38366
Accession number:
122864
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Exhibition:
American Presidency
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Fteley-Stearns Water Current Meter

Maker:
C. L. Berger and Sons  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 13/32 in x 5 in x 5 1/4 in; 23.876 cm x 12.7 cm x 13.335 cm
overall: 10 in x 4 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 25.4 cm x 10.4775 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
Water Current Meter
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
after 1898
Credit Line:
Arthur Frazier
ID Number:
PH.330410
Accession number:
289788
Catalog number:
330410
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Surveyor's Vernier Compass

Associated Name:
William J. Young and Sons  Search this
Maker:
Edmund Brown and Son  Search this
Measurements:
needle: 6 in; 15.24 cm
overall length: 17 in; 43.18 cm
overall in case: 4 3/16 in x 17 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 10.63625 cm x 44.45 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
Surveyor's Compass
surveyor's compass
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1841-1863
Related Publication:
Smart, Charles E.. Makers of Surveying Instruments in America Since 1700
ID Number:
PH.328752
Catalog number:
328752
Accession number:
308252
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-9708-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Surveyor's Vernier Compass

Maker:
Pool, Horace Minot  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 15 in; 38.1 cm
needle: 5 1/8 in; 13.0175 cm
overall in case: 4 3/8 in x 15 7/8 in x 7 3/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 40.3225 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
Surveyor's Compass
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Easton
Related Publication:
Rittenhouse
Credit Line:
Colby College
ID Number:
PH.329686
Catalog number:
329686
Accession number:
273104
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8651-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Surveyor's Vernier Compass

Maker:
Stancliffe, Benjamin  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 14 1/8 in; 35.8775 cm
needle: 5 in; 12.7 cm
overall in case: 4 in x 16 1/2 in x 8 3/16 in; 10.16 cm x 41.91 cm x 20.79625 cm
Object Name:
Surveyor's Compass
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Related Publication:
Rittenhouse
ID Number:
PH.336362
Accession number:
1977.0970
Catalog number:
336362
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8e52-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Surveyor's Transit

Maker:
Pfister, Herman  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm
horizontal circle: 7 in; 17.78 cm
vertical circle: 5 in; 12.7 cm
needle: 5 in; 12.7 cm
telescope: 10 in; 25.4 cm
hanging level: 5 in; 12.7 cm
overall in case: 17 in x 10 3/4 in x 10 1/4 in; 43.18 cm x 27.305 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's transit
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Related Publication:
Smart, Charles E.. Makers of Surveying Instruments in America Since 1700
ID Number:
PH.334141
Catalog number:
334141
Accession number:
310551
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Surveyor's Compass

Maker:
Dod, Lebbeus  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 14 1/2 in; 36.83 cm
needle: 5 1/4 in; 13.335 cm
overall: 2 1/2 in x 14 5/8 in x 7 in; 6.35 cm x 37.1475 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Surveyor's Compass
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Mendham
Related Publication:
Bedini, Silvio A.. Thinkers and Tinkers. Early American Men of Science
Drost, William E.. Clocks and Watches of New Jersey
Credit Line:
Columbia University. Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
ID Number:
PH.335207
Catalog number:
335207
Accession number:
317998
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Theodolite

Maker:
Sisson, Jonathan  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 9 in; 22.86 cm
horizontal circle: 5 in; 12.7 cm
telescope: 4 7/8 in; 12.3825 cm
overall in case: 10 13/16 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 in; 27.46375 cm x 20.6375 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
theodolite
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Related Publication:
Gardiner, William. Practical Surveying
Bion, N.. Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments
ID Number:
PH.328868
Catalog number:
328868
Accession number:
278000
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Common Theodolite

Maker:
Wright, Thomas  Search this
Measurements:
base plate: 12 in; 30.48 cm
needle: 4 1/2 in; 11.43 cm
overall; theodolite: 7 in x 12 in; 17.78 cm x 30.48 cm
overall; attachment: 5 7/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 13.81125 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.81 cm
Object Name:
circumferentor
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1727-1748
Related Publication:
Clifton, Gloria and Gerard L. E. Turner. Directory of British Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851
ID Number:
PH.328867
Catalog number:
328867
Accession number:
278000
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-9915-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Wye Level

Maker:
A.S. Aloe and Company  Search this
Blunt and Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 16 3/16 in; 22.5425 cm x 11.43 cm x 41.11625 cm
overall: 9 in x 5 in x 18 3/8 in; 22.86 cm x 12.7 cm x 46.6725 cm
Object Name:
wye level
Place made:
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
ID Number:
PH.335533
Catalog number:
335533
Accession number:
321714
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-9ced-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Surveyor's Compass

Maker:
Prentice, James  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 14 1/8 in; 35.8775 cm
needle: 5 in; 12.7 cm
overall: 3 1/8 in x 14 5/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 37.1475 cm x 19.3675 cm
Object Name:
Surveyor's Compass
Place made:
United States: New York, New York
ID Number:
PH.329276
Catalog number:
329276
Accession number:
282034
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-8aaa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Sextant

Maker:
J. & A. Molteni  Search this
Physical Description:
mahogany (overall material)
brass (overall material)
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9 3/4 in x 11 in x 4 in; 24.765 cm x 27.94 cm x 10.16 cm
overall in case: 4 3/4 in x 10 3/8 in x 10 3/8 in; 12.065 cm x 26.3525 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
sextant
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
Weston College
ID Number:
PH.328486
Catalog number:
328486
Accession number:
271661
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National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Sextant

Maker:
Allen, John  Search this
Measurements:
radius: 7 in; 17.78 cm
overall in box: 5 1/8 in x 12 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 13.0175 cm x 32.385 cm x 27.305 cm
Object Name:
sextant
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1810-1819
Credit Line:
College of the Holy Cross
ID Number:
PH.326932
Accession number:
264083
Catalog number:
326932
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Armillary Sphere

Maker:
Vopel, Caspar  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 26.5 cm x 13 cm; 10 7/16 in x 5 1/8 in
overall: 10 in x 5 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
armillary sphere
Date made:
ca 1550
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
ID Number:
PH.327302
Catalog number:
327302
Accession number:
272528
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-487f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1184188
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Surveyor's Compass

Also made surveyor's compasses:
Rittenhouse, David  Search this
Maker:
Lamb, Anthony  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall length: 14 in; 35.56 cm
needle: 4 7/8 in; 12.3825 cm
overall in box: 3 3/16 in x 17 in x 6 3/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 43.18 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's compass
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1750s
Related Publication:
Bedini, Silvio A.. At the Sign of the Compass and the Quadrant, the Life and Times of Anthony Lamb
ID Number:
PH.325900
Catalog number:
325900
Accession number:
251930
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-93ab-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Surveyor's Vernier Compass

Maker:
Draper, Edmund  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 15 1/4 in; 38.735 cm
needle: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
overall: 8 1/2 in x 15 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 38.735 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's compass
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
ca 1876
Credit Line:
Museum of Science and Industry
ID Number:
PH.327880
Catalog number:
327880
Accession number:
271855
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e97d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_745642
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