Indicatore di Rotta Crocco, Crocco Drift Indicator or Drift Sight for Aerial Navigation

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Description
This metal instrument was used for indicating the path of airplanes. It has a metal frame, several interconnected scales, and two bubble levels. The instrument and several parts are in a wooden case. The Italian mathematician and aeronautical engineer Gaetano Arturo Crocco (1877-1968) invented it in the device in 1919.
Compare NASM object A19570241000.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Crocco, Gaetano Arturo
place made
Italy
Measurements
overall: 23.3 cm x 55 cm x 37.7 cm; 9 3/16 in x 21 21/32 in x 14 27/32 in
ID Number
MA.271855.05
accession number
271855
catalog number
271855.05
Credit Line
Gift of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
subject
Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
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Single Drawing Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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