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Mariner's Astrolabe

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23.4 cm x 18.2 cm x 7.5 cm; 9 7/32 in x 7 5/32 in x 2 15/16 in
Object Name:
astrolabe, mariner's
Date made:
1602
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of the Barlow Family
ID Number:
MA.333939
Catalog number:
333939
Accession number:
319002
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-de91-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_997159
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Sextant

Maker:
Bendix Aviation Corporation. Eclipse-Pioneer Division  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 10.5 cm x 24 cm x 25 cm; 4 1/8 in x 9 7/16 in x 9 13/16 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 29.845 cm x 28.575 cm
Object Name:
sextant
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Teterboro
Date made:
1944
ID Number:
2003.0353.01
Catalog number:
2003.0353.01
Accession number:
2003.0353
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-80ae-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1273237
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Telegdi digital wire spark chamber spectrometer

Maker:
Telegdi, V. L.  Search this
Sherwood, B. A.  Search this
Fryberger, D.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal; aluminum; mylar (overall material)
Measurements:
overall (approx.): 65 cm x 160 cm x 65 cm; 25 19/32 in x 63 in x 25 19/32 in
Object Name:
Spectrometer, Digital Wire Spark Chamber
spectrometer, digital wire spark chamber
Date made:
1963-1964
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
V. L. Telegdi, University of Chicago
ID Number:
1977.0532.01.1
Catalog number:
1977.0532.01.1
Accession number:
1977.0532
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National Museum of American History
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edanmdm:nmah_700282
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Gradienter

Maker:
Shilling, George  Search this
Measurements:
horizontal circle: 4 1/4 in; 10.795 cm
telescope: 9 1/2 in; 24.13 cm
overall: 9 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 25.0825 cm x 11.1125 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
gradienter
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Credit Line:
U.S. Geological Survey
ID Number:
PH.247906
Catalog number:
247906
Accession number:
47736
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-9a38-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_747994

Engraved printing plate "Ptilouopus Perousei"

Publisher:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Graphic artist:
Hinshelwood, Robert  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, Conger  Search this
Author:
Cassin, John  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43.3 cm x 28.8 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 5/16 in
Object Name:
Plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1858
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
Related Publication:
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
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http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm
ID Number:
1999.0145.413
Catalog number:
1999.0145.413
Accession number:
1999.0145
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-1dd8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_600652
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Engraved printing plate "Pleiodus strigirostris"

Publisher:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Graphic artist:
Dougal, William H.  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, Conger  Search this
Author:
Cassin, John  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43.4 cm x 28.7 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 5/16 in
Object Name:
plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1858
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
Related Publication:
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Related Web Publication:
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm
ID Number:
1999.0145.414
Catalog number:
1999.0145.414
Accession number:
1999.0145
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Wilkes Blocks
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-1ee0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_600653
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Engraved printing plate "Scolopax meridionalis, Zaporina umbrina"

Publisher:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Hitchcock, W. E.  Search this
Graphic artist:
Dougal, William H.  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, Conger  Search this
Author:
Cassin, John  Search this
Maker:
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43.2 cm x 28.6 cm; 17 in x 11 1/4 in
Object Name:
plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1858
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
Related Publication:
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Related Web Publication:
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm
ID Number:
1999.0145.415
Catalog number:
1999.0145.415
Accession number:
1999.0145
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-1696-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_600654
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Engraved printing plate "Procellaria nivea"

Publisher:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Graphic artist:
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch and Edson  Search this
Printer:
Sherman, Conger  Search this
Author:
Cassin, John  Search this
Maker:
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43.7 cm x 28.8 cm; 17 3/16 in x 11 5/16 in
Object Name:
plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1858
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
Related Publication:
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Related Web Publication:
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm
ID Number:
1999.0145.422
Accession number:
1999.0145
Catalog number:
1999.0145.422
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-2e04-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_600661
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Engraved printing plate "Ichthyology, Pl."

Publisher:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Drayton, Joseph  Search this
Graphic artist:
Dougal, William H.  Search this
Author:
Agassiz, Louis  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43.3 cm x 28.6 cm; 17 1/16 in x 11 1/4 in
Object Name:
plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1849
1862
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
Related Publication:
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Related Web Publication:
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm
ID Number:
1999.0145.435
Accession number:
1999.0145
Catalog number:
1999.0145.435
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-20a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_600687
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Engraved printing plate "Ichthyology, Pl."

Publisher:
Wilkes, Charles  Search this
Original artist:
Drayton, Joseph  Search this
Graphic artist:
Dougal, William H.  Search this
Author:
Agassiz, Louis  Search this
Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 43.2 cm x 28.7 cm; 17 in x 11 5/16 in
Object Name:
plate
plate, printing
Object Type:
Engraving
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1849
Related event:
U.S. Exploring Expedition  Search this
Related Publication:
The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Related Web Publication:
http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm
ID Number:
1999.0145.437
Accession number:
1999.0145
Catalog number:
1999.0145.437
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National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-20a5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_600689
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Metal Disintegration Machining System for Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor Vessel

Maker:
PCI Energy Services, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
graphite (electrodes in cutting head material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
upper shaft of arm, diam.: 4 7/16 in; 11.27125 cm
top of middle tube clamp to axis of pivot arm: 13 3/4 in; 34.925 cm
top of cutting head box to axis of pivot arm: 55 7/8 in; 141.9225 cm
total radius of swinging arm: 79 5/8 in; 202.2475 cm
power cable conductor diam.: 9/16 in; 1.42875 cm
overall height: 108 in; 274.32 cm
cutting head box height: 23 3/4 in; 60.325 cm
top of cutting head box to top of middle tube clamp: 42 1/2 in; 107.95 cm
top of middle tube clamp to top of tubes: 42 in; 106.68 cm
cutting head box: 23 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in x 11 5/8 in; 60.325 cm x 33.3375 cm x 29.5275 cm
cutting head jaws (electrodes) (outside length): 7 in; 17.78 cm
cutting head jaws opening (retracted): 3 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm
cutting head jaw plate thickness: 1/4 in; .635 cm
Object Name:
metal disintegration machining (MDM) system
Date made:
1988-1989
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
ID Number:
2012.0171.01
Accession number:
2012.0171
Catalog number:
2012.0171.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ecbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1450919

Sections of Magnets for Superconducting Super Collider

Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
copper (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
plexiglas (overall material)
iron (overall material)
insulation (overall material)
Measurements:
baseplate under lower support arm: 18 in; 45.72 cm
upper plexiglas disk: 28 in; 71.12 cm
upper yoke assembly: 13 3/8 in; 33.9725 cm
beam pipe: 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm
center-to center of magnet assemblies (vertical): 33 3/4 in; 85.725 cm
vacuum cylinder; rear edge of front junction ring to rear edge of cylinder: 13 11/16 in; 34.76625 cm
overall: 75 1/2 in; 191.77 cm
arm carrying upper magnet section: 39 1/16 in; 99.21875 cm
arm carrying lower magnet section: 39 in; 99.06 cm
front of disk clamp to front edge of cardboard cylinder: 18 3/8 in; 46.6725 cm
Object Name:
short section of parallel pair of Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) dipole magnets in their vacuum vessels (display model)
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
US Department of Energy Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory
ID Number:
2012.0186.01
Accession number:
2012.0186
Catalog number:
2012.0186.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ff2a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1452617
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Stammer Colorimeter

Maker:
Franz Schmidt & Haensch  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
iron (overall material)
nickel silver (overall material)
Measurements:
case: 56.5 cm x 16.2 cm x 14 cm; 22 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in
cylinder: 305 mm x 32 mm; 12 in x 1 1/4 in
instrument: 52 cm x 13.3 cm; 20 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in
overall in case: 22 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 6 3/8 in; 56.8325 cm x 13.97 cm x 16.1925 cm
overall: case fragment: 3/16 in x 5 1/16 in x 2 13/16 in; .47625 cm x 12.85875 cm x 7.14375 cm
Object Name:
Colorimeter
Place made:
Germany: Berlin, Berlin
Subject:
Optics  Search this
Color  Search this
Sugar  Search this
ID Number:
CH.335519
Catalog number:
335519
Accession number:
321714
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-eb63-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2951
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Stormer Viscosimeter

Distributor; retailer:
Arthur H. Thomas Company  Search this
Maker:
Fisher Scientific Company  Search this
Arthur H. Thomas Company  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
birch (overall material)
aluminum (overall material)
non-ferrous metal (overall material)
Measurements:
knurl knob: 60 mm x 25 mm; 2 3/8 in x in
large cylinder: 75 mm x 97 mm; 2 15/16 in x 3 13/16 in
indicator: 24 mm; 15/16 in
base, support: 36 cm x 17.2 cm x 26.5 cm; 14 3/16 in x 6 3/4 in x 10 7/16 in
case: 40 cm x 21 cm x 29.5 cm; 15 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in
dial: 32 mm; 1 1/4 in
overall in box: 15 13/16 in x 8 in x 11 5/8 in; 40.16375 cm x 20.32 cm x 29.5275 cm
Object Name:
Viscosimeter
viscosimeter
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Credit Line:
Koppers Co., Inc., Metal Products Division
ID Number:
CH.336370
Accession number:
1978.0078
Catalog number:
336370
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6350-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2957
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Saybolt Viscosimeter

Maker:
C.J. Tagliabue Manufacturing Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 14 in x 9 1/2 in; 35.56 cm x 24.13 cm
overall: 14 1/2 in x 13 1/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 36.83 cm x 33.3375 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
viscosimeter, Saybolt
Place made:
United States: New York
Date made:
1914-1915
Credit Line:
U.S. Military Academy
ID Number:
CH.316411
Catalog number:
316411
Accession number:
223721
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ee5e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2068
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Saybolt Colorimeter

Maker:
C.J. Tagliabue Manufacturing Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 26 1/2 in; 67.31 cm
base: 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm
overall: 26 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 67.6275 cm x 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
colorimeter
Place made:
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Subject:
Color  Search this
Petroleum  Search this
Optics  Search this
Credit Line:
Stevens Institute of Technology
ID Number:
CH.316871
Catalog number:
316871
Accession number:
222983
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e091-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2228
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Gallenkamp Colorimeter

Maker:
Hans Heele  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 18 in; 45.72 cm
overall: 10 7/8 in x 8 in x 7 in; 27.6225 cm x 20.32 cm x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Colorimeter
Place made:
Germany: Berlin, Berlin
Subject:
Optics  Search this
Color  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Credit Line:
Yale University Department of Chemistry
ID Number:
CH.317270
Catalog number:
317270
Accession number:
229279
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e043-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2274
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Buerker Colorimeter

Maker:
Leitz  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
mirror: 2 in; 5.08 cm
box: 12 in x 7 1/4 in x 8 in; 30.48 cm x 18.415 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 10 1/4 in; 26.035 cm
overall in box: 12 5/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 9 in; 32.0675 cm x 18.7325 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
Colorimeter
colorimeter
Place made:
Germany: Hesse, Wetzlar
Date made:
1925-1960
Subject:
Color  Search this
Optics  Search this
Chemistry  Search this
Credit Line:
Cornell University
ID Number:
CH.318272
Catalog number:
318272
Accession number:
231262
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e26c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2321
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Set of Demonstration Metric Grain Measures Made by the Shakers

Maker:
Shakers  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
dekaliter: 9 11/16 in x 10 1/8 in; 24.60625 cm x 25.7175 cm
deciliter: 2 11/16 in x 2 5/16 in; 6.82625 cm x 5.87375 cm
liter: 4 9/16 in x 4 5/8 in; 11.58875 cm x 11.7475 cm
overall; nested: 9 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 24.4475 cm x 24.765 cm
Object Name:
volumetric measures
Place made:
United States: Maine, New Gloucester
Date made:
1877-1900
ID Number:
CH.322102
Catalog number:
322102
Accession number:
246882
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ec5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2452
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Metric Demonstration Apparatus

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements:
cube: 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 4 1/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 10.31875 cm x 10.4775 cm x 10.4775 cm
Object Name:
weights and measures - demonstration apparatus
Object Type:
Weights
Date made:
1880-1950
ID Number:
CH.323506
Catalog number:
323506
Accession number:
251559
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e908-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_2476
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