Lutz Alidade

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Description
This brass alidade has folding sights that are centered on its beveled edge. The U. S. Bureau of Education transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1910. The "E. LUTZ PARIS" signature refers to Edouard Lutz, an instrument maker who worked in the second half of the 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Lutz, Edouard
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 17 13/16 in; 20.32 cm x 45.212 cm
overall arms folded down: 1 1/4 in x 17 13/16 in x 2 3/8 in; 3.175 cm x 45.24375 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
PH.313396
catalog number
313396
accession number
51116
Credit Line
U.S. Bureau of Education
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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