Optical Instrument


This wooden stand with three glass lenses 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.315158.194Accession Number: 215541Catalog Number: 315158.194

Object Name: wooden lens testing device

Measurements: overall: 7 in x 5 in x 3 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-bdb6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1350450

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