This thing metal gizmo with pointed ends came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.315158.047Accession Number: 215541Catalog Number: 315158.047

Object Name: pick

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14.5 cm x .5 cm; 5 11/16 in x 3/16 inoverall: 5 15/16 in x 5/16 in x 1/4 in; 15.08252 cm x .79502 cm x .635 cm


Record Id: nmah_1349767

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