Japanese Clinometer


This brass instrument consists of a pendulum pivoted on an angular scale. The scale appears to be a quadrant of a circle, divided into 100 parts. The divisions are not equal. A hole above the pivot may be for mounting the instrument.

The object was received with group of Japanese instruments exhibited at the Centennial Expositon, a world's fair held in Philadelphia in1876.

Date Made: ca 1876

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

Subject: MathematicsDrafting, Engineering


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Transfer from Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.261303Catalog Number: 261303Accession Number: 51116

Object Name: clinometer

Measurements: overall: .4 cm x 15.6 cm x 17.2 cm; 5/32 in x 6 5/32 in x 6 25/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-abd9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1215110

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