Japanese Gauge

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Description
This flat steel gauge has a hook at one end. A scale of equal parts along the edge runs from 5 near the hooked end to 50 near the opposite end.
The object was received with group of Japanese instruments exhibited at the Centennial Expositon, a world's fair held in Philadelphia in1876. Compare 261309 and 261310.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1876
place made
Nihon
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .3 cm x 27.5 cm x 5 cm; 1/8 in x 10 13/16 in x 1 31/32 in
ID Number
MA.261309
accession number
51116
catalog number
261309
Credit Line
Transfer from Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
subject
Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Single Drawing Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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