Surveyor's Compass

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
Object Name
surveyor's compass
Measurements
overall length: 12 3/8 in; 31.4325 cm
needle: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
ID Number
PH*335528
accession number
321714
catalog number
335528
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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