Frame for Spider Webs

Frame for Spider Webs

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Wooden frame on which the Buff & Buff Mfg. Co. collected and stored spider silk for use as "cross hairs" in surveying instruments.
Ref: Steven C. Turner, "Spiders in the Crosshairs: Cobwebs and the Search for the Perfect Line," Rittenhouse 6 (Nov. 1991): 1-10.
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frame for spider webs
overall: 4.7 cm x 33.5 cm x.7 cm; 1 7/8 in x 13 3/16 in x 1/4 in
overall: 5/16 in x 13 1/8 in x 1 7/8 in;.79375 cm x 33.3375 cm x 4.7625 cm
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National Museum of American History
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