Odometer

Odometer

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Description
Haskel Walker, of Hartford, Vermont, patented an odometer in 1859. This model accompanied his patent application. It is made of brass, and has a toothed and graduated disc rotated by means of a 4-prong spur at the end of the base plate.
Ref: Haskel Walker, “Odometer,” U.S. Patent #23,329 (March 22, 1859).
Location
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Object Name
odometer
date made
1850s
Associated Date
1859-03-22
place made
United States: Vermont
Measurements
overall: 12.7 cm x 17 cm x 6.4 cm; 5 in x 6 11/16 in x 2 1/2 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 6 5/8 in x 5 in; 6.35 cm x 16.8275 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
PH.314747
catalog number
314747
accession number
210834
patent number
23329
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