Surveyor's Compass

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Description
This wooden compass was probably made in America around 1800. Its paper dial was undoubtedly made for use on a navigational instrument.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall length: 12 3/8 in; 31.4325 cm
needle: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
overall: 6 3/8 in x 12 1/4 in x 5 3/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 31.115 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
PH.335528
accession number
321714
catalog number
335528
Credit Line
This wooden compass was probably made in America around 1800. Its paper dial was undoubtedly made for use on a navigational instrument.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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