Blackboard Railroad Curve

Description
The edge of this flat wooden blackboard curve appears to be an arc of a circle with a radius of about eleven inches. The object resembles a railroad curve but has a handle at the center and chalk marks.
A chalk mark on the back reads: 4.
Received from the Department of Mathematics at Brown University in 1973.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.8 cm x 44.7 cm x 10.2 cm; 1 3/32 in x 17 19/32 in x 4 1/32 in
ID Number
MA.304722.12
accession number
1973304722
catalog number
304722.12
Credit Line
Gift of Brown University Department of Mathematics
subject
Mathematics
Drawing Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Curves
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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