Meurand Graphometer

Description
The semicircle of this graphometer is graduated to single minutes, numbered clockwise and counterclockwise, and is read by verniers at either end of the alidade to 6 minutes. The "Meurand à Paris” signature refers to an instrument maker who worked in Paris in the latter years of the 18th century.
Ref.: Maurice Daumas, Scientific Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, English trans. by Mary Holbrook (New York, 1972), p. 100 and p. 282.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
graphometer
maker
Meurand
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in; 26.67 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
PH*318175
catalog number
318175
accession number
232130
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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