Lutz Surveyor's Cross

This cross, closed and cylindrical, has a silver band that is graduated to degrees, and read by vernier to 2 minutes. There are two slits on the lower part of the cylinder, and four on the upper part. The "E. LUTZ PARIS" signature refers to Edouard Lutz, who worked in Paris in the second half of the 19th century.
Currently not on view
Object Name
surveyor's cross
Lutz, Edouard
overall: 5 3/4 in x 3 in; 14.605 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
Surveying and Geodesy
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Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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