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Railroad Compass

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 15 1/2 in; 39.37 cm
needle: 5 in; 12.7 cm
overall: 11 in x 14 7/16 in x 8 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 36.67125 cm x 20.955 cm
Object Name:
Surveyor's Compass (Railroad)
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 11th Edition
Credit Line:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
ID Number:
PH.330532
Catalog number:
330532
Accession number:
293490
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Railroad Compass

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Measurements:
overall length: 15 5/8 in; 39.6875 cm
needle: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
overall in case: 5 7/16 in x 16 5/8 in x 9 3/8 in; 13.81125 cm x 42.2275 cm x 23.8125 cm
Object Name:
Surveyor's Compass (Railroad)
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Date made:
1868-1876
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 11th Edition
Credit Line:
Bowdoin College, Department of Physics
ID Number:
PH.329729
Catalog number:
329729
Accession number:
278336
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National Museum of American History
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Railroad Surveyors

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
real photo postcard
photographic postcard
Postmark:
United States: Iowa, Quasqueton
United States: Ohio, Toledo
Date made:
1907
Associated Date:
1907-11-06
Subject:
Surveying  Search this
Railroads  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0166.0032
Catalog number:
2018.0166.0032
Accession number:
2018.0166
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National Museum of American History
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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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Surveyor’s Compass

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in; 36.83 cm
needle: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
overall; compass: 2 3/4 in x 14 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 37.1475 cm x 16.51 cm
overall; brackets, each: 1 3/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 19.3675 cm x 3.175 cm
overall; cover: 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's compass
Place Made:
United States: New York
Date made:
ca 1800-1850
Credit Line:
Preston R. Bassett
ID Number:
PH.319340
Catalog number:
319340
Accession number:
236805
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National Museum of American History
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Osage, from the Kansas Documentary Survey Project

Artist:
James L. Enyeart, born Auburn, WA 1943  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1974
Topic:
Architecture Exterior\industry\railroad yard  Search this
Architecture Exterior\civic\railroad station  Search this
Cityscape\Kansas\Osage City  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Endowment for the Arts
Copyright:
© 1974, James Enyeart
Object number:
1983.63.472
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.63.472

Railroad Watch

Maker:
Barraud & Lund  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (case material)
fire gilt (dial finish material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 5.3975 cm x 1.5875 cm
Object Name:
pocket watch
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1853
Related Publication:
Stephens, Carlene E.. On Time: How America Has Learned to Live by the Clock
Daybooks of William Bond and Son
Dodge, Albert O.. An Early Railroad Watch
Blackwell, Dana J.. Early Railroad Timekeeping
Credit Line:
Gift of Dana Blackwell
ID Number:
1999.0278.01
Catalog number:
1999.0278.01
Accession number:
1999.0278
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National Museum of American History
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Engineer's Chain

Maker:
Keuffel & Esser Co.  Search this
Measurements:
overall, bundled: 3 1/2 in x 14 in x 4 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 35.56 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
Engineer's Chain
Related Publication:
Simms, Frederick W.. Treatise on the Principal Mathematical Instruments Employed in Surveying, Levelling, & Astronomy; 2nd Edition
Keuffel & Esser. Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co., 32 Edition
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247951
Catalog number:
247951
Accession number:
47736
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National Museum of American History
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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:
wye level
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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National Museum of American History
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Vernier Compass with Telescope

Maker:
W. & L. E. Gurley  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 5 3/4 in; 14.605 cm
needle: 4 1/2 in; 11.43 cm
telescope: 8 3/4 in; 22.225 cm
vertical circle: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
overall in case: 5 in x 10 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 26.3525 cm x 18.0975 cm
Object Name:
compass (pocket with telescope)
Object Type:
Patent Model
Place made:
United States: New York, Troy
Related Publication:
W. & L. E. Gurley. Manual of the Prinicipal Instruments Used in American Engineering and Surveying; 37th Edition
Skerritt, William H.. Catalog of the Charles E. Smart Collection of Antique Surveying Instruments
Credit Line:
Robert V. R. Reynolds
ID Number:
PH.312755.01
Accession number:
165452
Catalog number:
312755.01
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National Museum of American History
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Lithograph of bird species "Buteo calurus"

Original artist:
Cassin, John  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Beckwith, Edward Griffin  Search this
Printer:
Nicholson, A. O. P.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18 cm x 23.6 cm; 7 1/16 in x 9 5/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Hand-Color Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date on report:
1854
Date printed in book:
1859
ID Number:
GA.16332.017
Accession number:
1930.110179
Catalog number:
16332.017
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National Museum of American History
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Lithograph of bird species "Buteo elegans"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Nicholson, A. O. P.  Search this
Author:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Heerman, Dr. A. L.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.6 cm x 24.1 cm; 7 5/16 in x 9 1/2 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Hand-Color Lithograph
Hand-Color Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date of book publication:
1859
ID Number:
GA.16332.067
Catalog number:
16332.067
Accession number:
1930.110179
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Lithograph of "South End of S. Inez Mountains & S. Buenaventura Valley"

Graphic artist:
A. Hoen & Co.  Search this
A. Hoen & Co.  Search this
Original artist:
Campbell, A. H.  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Parke, J. G.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.5 cm x 24.5 cm; 7 5/16 in x 9 5/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Location of print publication:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1857
ID Number:
GA.16332.048
Catalog number:
16332.048
Accession number:
1930.110179
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National Museum of American History
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Chromolithograph of "Los Angeles"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Author:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Original artist:
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 23.3 cm x 29.8 cm; 9 3/16 in x 11 3/4 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Other Terms:
print; Chromolithograph
Location of book publication:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1856
Credit Line:
Estate of Lt. Col. Edgar A. Mearns, USA (Ret.)
ID Number:
GA.10729.36
Accession number:
62261
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National Museum of American History
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Chromolithograph of "Colorado Desert and Signal Mountain"

Original artist:
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 23.2 cm x 29.9 cm; 9 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Other Terms:
print; Chromolithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia
Date made:
1856
Credit Line:
Estate of Lt. Col. Edgar A. Mearns, USA (Ret.)
ID Number:
GA.10729.26
Accession number:
62261
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National Museum of American History
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Chromolithograph of "Great Basin from the Summit of Tejon Pass"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Author:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Original artist:
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 29.8 cm x 23.2 cm; 11 3/4 in x 9 1/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1856
ID Number:
GA.10729.33
Accession number:
62261
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National Museum of American History
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Chromolithograph of "Mission and Plain of San Fernando"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Author:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Blake, William Phipps  Search this
Original artist:
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 29.9 cm x 23.3 cm; 11 3/4 in x 9 3/16 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1856
ID Number:
GA.10729.38
Accession number:
62261
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-f6c0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Chromolithograph of "Metamorphic Rocks-Borders of the Desert"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Original artist:
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Koppel, Charles  Search this
Author:
Blake, William Phipps  Search this
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 20.7 cm x 29.9 cm; 8 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1856
ID Number:
GA.10729.37
Accession number:
62261
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National Museum of American History
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Chromolithograph of "Mirage on the Colorado Desert"

Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Expedition leader:
Williamson, Robert Stockton  Search this
Author:
Blake, William Phipps  Search this
Original artist:
Blake, William Phipps  Search this
Graphic artist:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 29.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Other Terms:
print; Chromolithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1856
Credit Line:
Estate of Lt. Col. Edgar A. Mearns, USA (Ret.)
ID Number:
GA.10729.32
Accession number:
62261
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Lithograph of bird species "Centurus uropygialis"

Author:
Whipple, Amiel Weeks  Search this
Ives, Joseph Christmas  Search this
Original artist:
Kennerley, Caleb Burwell Rowan  Search this
Mollhausen, H. B.  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Printer:
Nicholson, A. O. P.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.8 cm x 24.5 cm; 7 3/8 in x 9 5/8 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Hand-Color Lithograph
Hand-Color Lithograph
Location of book publication:
United States: District of Columbia
Date of book publication:
1859
1859
ID Number:
GA.16332.089
Catalog number:
16332.089
Accession number:
1930.110179
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edanmdm:nmah_1318532
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