Backstaff

Description
The frame of this instrument is ebony, while the arcs, vanes, and inlay are boxwood.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
backstaff
date made
18th century
Measurements
overall: 25 1/4 in; 64.135 cm
overall: 14 1/4 in x 5 in x 25 1/4 in; 36.195 cm x 12.7 cm x 64.135 cm
overall: backstaff: 25 1/4 in x 14 in x 3/4 in; 64.135 cm x 35.56 cm x 1.905 cm
overall: sights: 4 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 3.175 cm x 3.81 cm
overall: woodblock: 5 in x 1 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 12.7 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
PH*178975
accession number
12216
catalog number
178975
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Arthur R. Crittenden
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