Japanese Clinometer

Description
This brass instrument consists of a pendulum pivoted on an angular scale. The scale appears to be a quadrant of a circle, divided into 100 parts. The divisions are not equal. A hole above the pivot may be for mounting the instrument.
The object was received with group of Japanese instruments exhibited at the Centennial Expositon, a world's fair held in Philadelphia in1876.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1876
place made
Nihon
Measurements
overall: .4 cm x 15.6 cm x 17.2 cm; 5/32 in x 6 5/32 in x 6 25/32 in
ID Number
MA.261303
catalog number
261303
accession number
51116
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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