Frame for Spider Webs


Wooden frame on which the Buff & Buff Mfg. Co. collected and stored spider silk for use as "cross hairs" in surveying instruments.

Ref: Steven C. Turner, "Spiders in the Crosshairs: Cobwebs and the Search for the Perfect Line," Rittenhouse 6 (Nov. 1991): 1-10.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1992.0454.01Catalog Number: 1992.0454.01Accession Number: 1992.0454

Object Name: frame for spider webs

Measurements: overall: 4.7 cm x 33.5 cm x .7 cm; 1 7/8 in x 13 3/16 in x 1/4 inoverall: 5/16 in x 13 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in; .79375 cm x 33.3375 cm x 4.7625 cm


Record Id: nmah_1184139

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