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Description
This octagonal wooden rule has a handle and a measuring part that is broken off at the end. Both parts are crudely but prolifically carved with Xs, triangles, curves, and diamonds. One face is carved with a number: 1756. Another face is notched with measuring marks. These are placed 4, 6.3, 10.8, 19.4, 26, and 53.5 cm from the base of the handle. Compare to MA.318246, MA.318247, and MA.318248.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1756
place made
Netherlands, The
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm x 75 cm x 2.8 cm; 29/32 in x 29 17/32 in x 1 3/32 in
ID Number
MA.325404
accession number
244021
catalog number
325404
Credit Line
Gift of F. & G. Staack
subject
Mathematics
Rule, Measuring
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Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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