Pot of Wax


Metal pot containing wax that could be used to attach a lens to a tool for grinding or polishing, 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.315158.073Accession Number: 215541Catalog Number: 315158.073

Object Name: pot, waxObject Type: pots

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wax (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 cm x 12.5 cm; 1 15/16 in x 4 15/16 inoverall: pot: 9 in x 11 in x 6 in; 22.86 cm x 27.94 cm x 15.24 cmoverall: lid: 3 1/2 in x 5 in; 8.89 cm x 12.7 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-a293-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1350013

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