Lutz Alidade

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lutz, Edouard
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 17 13/16 in; 20.32 cm x 45.212 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
Credit Line
U.S. Bureau of Education

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