Post with Bracket

Post with Bracket

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Description
This brass post with bracket is part of the transit instrument (aka meridian circle) that was made by William J. Young, in Philadelphia, and installed in the new observatory at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1865.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
turned post with bracket
Maker
Young, William J.
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 54.61 cm x 11.43 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
1980.0318.01G
accession number
1980.0318
catalog number
1980.0318.01G
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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