Established in 1879, the U.S. Geological Survey tested various distance measurers to see which best suited their purposes. Those that failed muster were sent to the Smithsonian in 1907. This watch pattern pedometer is one of those instruments. The face is graduated 0 to 12, divided into eighths.

Date Made: late nineteenth century

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.247962Catalog Number: 247962Accession Number: 47736

Object Name: Pedometer

Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_1393151

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