Circular iron disk from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker. It was probably a tool for figuring lenses.

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.315158.334Accession Number: 215541Catalog Number: 315158.334

Object Name: lens grinding/polishing tool

Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.27 cm x 4.1275 cm


Record Id: nmah_1829785

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