Stackpole Geodetic Transit

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
transit, geodetic
date made
Stackpole & Brother
overall: 76 cm x 60 cm x 41 cm; 29 29/32 in x 23 5/8 in x 16 5/32 in
overall: 26 7/8 in x 27 3/4 in x 16 in; 68.2625 cm x 70.485 cm x 40.64 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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