Stackpole Geodetic Transit

Description
This instrument is marked “STACKPOLE & BROTHER / NEW YORK / 1588.” It came from Gettysburg College, probably dates from the 1870s, and could have been used for astronomical or geodetic purposes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
transit, geodetic
date made
1870s
maker
Stackpole & Brother
Measurements
overall: 76 cm x 60 cm x 41 cm; 29 29/32 in x 23 5/8 in x 16 5/32 in
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
PH*318446
catalog number
318446
accession number
235480
subject
Science & Mathematics
Measuring & Mapping
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gettysburg College

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