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Official Girl Scout 620 Camera

Associated institution:
Girl Scouts of the United States of America  Search this
Maker:
Herbert George Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 7.5 cm x 9 cm; 3 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 3 9/16 in
Object Name:
camera, box
Camera, box
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
ca 1950s
Subject:
Girl Scouts of the United States of America  Search this
ID Number:
2001.0293.01
Accession number:
2001.0293
Catalog number:
2001.0293.1
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Eastman 5x7 View Camera with Tripod

Maker:
Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30 cm x 23.5 cm x 60 cm; 11 13/16 in x 9 1/4 in x 23 5/8 in
Object Name:
camera
camera, view
Place Made:
United States: New York, Rochester
Date made:
ca 1880s
Credit Line:
Gift of William Meggers
ID Number:
PG.74.19A.25
Catalog number:
74.019A.25
Accession number:
314637
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-4629-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Auto-Graflex Camera in Underwater Housing

Maker:
Eastman Kodak Company. Folmer & Schwing Division  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 54 cm x 38.5 cm x 36.5 cm; 21 1/4 in x 15 3/16 in x 14 3/8 in
Object Name:
camera housing, underwater
Place Made:
United States: New York, Rochester
Date made:
1918
Credit Line:
Gift of Waldo Schmitt
ID Number:
PG.004199A
Catalog number:
4199A
Accession number:
157518
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-5b8b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Timbales, used by Tito Puente

User:
Puente, Tito  Search this
Maker:
Latin Percussion  Search this
Physical Description:
steel, chrome-plated (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 126 cm x 70 cm x 63 cm; 49 5/8 in x 27 9/16 in x 24 13/16 in
Object Name:
drum set
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
Date made:
1990 - 1996
Subject:
Olympics  Search this
Related event:
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta, 1996  Search this
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:
Gift of Tito Puente
ID Number:
1996.0304.01
Accession number:
1996.0304
Catalog number:
1996.0604.01
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Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-5994-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Washington Fire Company Parade Hat

Referenced:
Washington Fire Company  Search this
Depicted:
Washington, George  Search this
Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
painted (overall production method/technique)
paint (overall material)
pressed felt (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/8 in x 11 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 33.3375 cm x 29.845 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
hat, fire
Place Made:
United States
Associated:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Located:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1810-1860
Subject:
Fire Fighting  Search this
Fraternal Associations  Search this
Flags  Search this
Hydrants  Search this
Related Publication:
McCosker, M.J.. The Historical Collection of the Insurance Company of North America
Credit Line:
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
ID Number:
2005.0233.0095
Catalog number:
2005.0233.0095
Accession number:
2005.0233
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-fcfc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Laundry Sprinkler

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in x 8 5/8 in x 4 in; 11.43 cm x 21.9075 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
sprinkler, laundry
Place Made:
United States
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Laundry  Search this
Chinese  Search this
ID Number:
CL.311497.01
Catalog number:
311497.01
Accession number:
311497
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-14a8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Surveyor’s Chain (Half Gunter)

Physical Description:
iron (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10.06 m; 33 ft
overall; folded: 2 in x 10 in x 5 3/4 in; 5.08 cm x 25.4 cm x 14.605 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's chain (half-Gunter)
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut, Ridgefield
Credit Line:
Preston R. Bassett
ID Number:
PH.319344
Accession number:
236805
Catalog number:
319344
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-15bc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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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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Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-5602-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_997214
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Trotting Horse Weathervane

Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 66.2 cm; x 26 1/16 in
Object Name:
weathervane
Place Made:
United States
Date made:
1850 - 1900
Credit Line:
The Eleanor and Mabel van Alstyne Marsh American Folk Art Collection
ID Number:
CL.65.0924
Accession number:
261195
Catalog number:
65.0924
Collector/donor number:
T-5
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-26b7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Tavern Sign

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 39 3/4 in x 21 in; 100.965 cm x 53.34 cm
Object Name:
sign
Date made:
1800 - 1830s
Subject:
Eagles  Search this
Credit Line:
The Eleanor and Mabel Van Alstyne American Folk Art Collection
ID Number:
CL.65.0974
Accession number:
256396
Catalog number:
65.0974
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-2691-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Spectacles

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
silver (frame material)
glass (lenses material)
horn (inner rims material)
Measurements:
extended: 3.3 cm x 10.6 cm x 8.7 cm; 1 5/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 3 7/16 in
Object Name:
spectacles
Other Terms:
spectacles; Eyeglasses
Date made:
1750-1800
Subject:
Ophthalmology  Search this
Related Publication:
Spectacle and Other Vision Aids
Credit Line:
Dache M. Reeves
ID Number:
MG.M-11223
Accession number:
260033
Catalog number:
M-11223
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ee85-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1058664
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Spectacles

Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
extended: 2.9 cm x 15 cm x 14.5 cm; 1 1/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 5 11/16 in
Object Name:
Spectacles
Other Terms:
Spectacles; Eyeglasses
Date made:
ca 1850
Subject:
Ophthalmology  Search this
Education  Search this
Ophthalmology  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert S. Moody
ID Number:
MG.317912.064
Accession number:
317912
Catalog number:
317912.064
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-f31e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1060108
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Spectacles

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
cord (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
black (overall color)
aqua (overall color)
brown (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 3.1 cm x 13.3 cm x 2 cm; 1 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 13/16 in
Object Name:
Goggles
Other Terms:
Goggles; Eye Protective Device; Vision Aids; Railroad
Date made:
ca 1860
Credit Line:
Robert S. Moody
ID Number:
MG.317912.088
Accession number:
317912
Catalog number:
317912.088
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-a1a1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1114591
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Dental Chair

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 56 in x 24 in x 39 in; 142.24 cm x 60.96 cm x 99.06 cm
Object Name:
chair, dental
dental chair
Other Terms:
chair, dental; Dentistry
Subject:
Dr. C. Edmund Kells Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. O. Pierson
ID Number:
MG.M-10600
Catalog number:
M-10600
Accession number:
254077
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Exhibition:
Artifact Walls
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-99fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
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Leech Jar

Physical Description:
ceramic (lid material)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 47.1 cm x 16 cm; 18 9/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 17 7/8 in x 12 in x 9 in; 45.4025 cm x 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
leech jar
jar, leech, apothecary
Other Terms:
Leech Jar, Staffordshire; leech jar; Jar Leech; Leech Jar,; Containers
Place Made:
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Date made:
ca 1800s
Credit Line:
From Smith Kline and French Laboratories
ID Number:
MG.M-11504.01
Catalog number:
M-11504
Accession number:
263554
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-4f7a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_736008

Toy Steam Shovel

Maker:
Kenton Hardware Company  Search this
Physical Description:
iron, cast (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Object Name:
Toy, Steam Shovel
toy, steam shovel
Other Terms:
Toy, Steam Shovel; Toys
Place Made:
United States: Ohio, Kenton
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Toys  Search this
Credit Line:
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Collection of American Toys
ID Number:
DL.295669.0640
Catalog number:
295669.0640
Accession number:
1971.295669
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-13a4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_314544

Edison "New Year's Eve" Lamp

User:
Edison, Thomas Alva  Search this
Maker:
Edison, Thomas Alva  Search this
Physical Description:
carbon (overall material)
glass (overall material)
platinum (overall material)
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 16.51 cm x 6.985 cm
Object Name:
light bulb
incandescent lamp
Other Terms:
light bulb; Lighting Devices; No Base; Horseshoe; Carbon
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Edison, Menlo Park
Used:
United States: New Jersey, Edison, Menlo Park
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
1879
Used date:
1879-12-31
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
from General Electric Co.
ID Number:
EM.181797
Catalog number:
181797
Accession number:
33407
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Energy & Power
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-3705-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_704361
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Globe-type Electrostatic Machine

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
glass (globe material)
fiber (part material)
rubber (part material)
cloth (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 60 1/2 in x 30 in x 27 1/2 in; 153.67 cm x 76.2 cm x 69.85 cm
Object Name:
globe-type frictional electrostatic machine
electrostatic generator
Other Terms:
globe-type frictional electrostatic machine; Electrostatic Devices
Date made:
ca 1750
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
from Princeton University, Department of Physics
ID Number:
EM.325513
Catalog number:
325513
Accession number:
2008.0088
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Science & Mathematics
Artifact Walls exhibit
Electrostatic Machines
Energy & Power
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6e14-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_712387

Wedding Cake Figure

Physical Description:
ceramic (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 11.2 cm x 5.5 cm; 4 7/16 in x 2 3/16 in
Object Name:
figure
Other Terms:
figure; Decoration
Date made:
1950s-1980s
ID Number:
1992.0090.03
Catalog number:
1992.0090.03
1992.90.3
Accession number:
1992.0090
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Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-67a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1098840

Wedding Cake Figure

Physical Description:
plaster (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 cm x 4.3 cm; 3 1/8 in x 1 11/16 in
Object Name:
figure
Other Terms:
figure; Decoration
Date made:
ca 1956
Subject:
Weddings  Search this
ID Number:
1992.0301.01
Catalog number:
1992.0301.01
1992.301.1
Accession number:
1992.0301
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-6d22-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1103714

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