Vertical Circle

Vertical Circle

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Description
This large circle 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
vertical circle
maker
Young, William J.
place made
United States: New York
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 31 1/2 in; 14.605 cm x 80.01 cm
ID Number
1980.0318.01C
catalog number
1980.0318.01C
accession number
1980.0318
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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