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
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Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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