This waywiser--an instrument used to measure distances--has a counter attached to the axle instead of the customary dial. The box behind the wheel can be used to hold supplies. The U. S. Geological Survey was established in 1879, and transferred this instrument to the Smithsonian in 1907.

Date Made: late nineteenth century

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Transfer from U.S. Geological Survey

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.247953Catalog Number: 247953Accession Number: 47736

Object Name: WaywiserWaywiser

Measurements: overall: waywiser: 32 in x 63 in x 21 in; 81.28 cm x 160.02 cm x 53.34 cmoverall: rod: 1 5/8 in x 27 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 69.215 cm x 4.1275 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6c2d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_761614

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