Tally Register


This tally register (or counter) belonged to Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887), the naturalist who served as the second Secretary of the Smithsonian. The inscription reads “BENTON MFG. CO. / NEW-YORK.” The firm was begun in 1874 by John Barnaby Benton, a civil engineer and inventor, and may have been the first make devices of this sort.

Ref: “Tallying Instrument,” Carpentry and Building 5 (Feb. 1, 1883): 32.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.284279Catalog Number: 284279Accession Number: 55865

Object Name: Register

Measurements: overall: 2.5 cm x 6.3 cm x 8 cm; 31/32 in x 2 15/32 in x 3 5/32 inoverall: 1 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 1/16 in; 2.54 cm x 6.35 cm x 7.77875 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4fdb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1183994

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