Würdemann Theodolite

Description
William Würdemann made this theodolite during the period 1849–1881, and the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1959. The signature reads "Wm. Würdemann, Washington, D.C. No 163." The horizontal circle is silvered, graduated to single minutes, and read by opposite verniers with magnifiers to single seconds. The vertical circle is silvered, and read by single vernier and magnifier.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
theodolite
maker
Würdemann, William
Measurements
overall: 13 in; 33.02 cm
horizontal circle: 6 in; 15.24 cm
vertical circle: 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
PH*316530
accession number
225703
catalog number
316530
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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