- Established in 1879, the U.S. Geological Survey tested distance measurers to see which best suited their purposes. Those that failed muster were sent to the Smithsonian in 1907. This example—said to be a Keith odometer that counted revolutions of a wagon wheel—is one of those instruments.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- late nineteenth century
- overall: 2.2 cm x 15.4 cm x 11 cm; 7/8 in x 6 1/16 in x 4 5/16 in
- overall: 6 1/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 7/8 in; 15.39875 cm x 10.4775 cm x 2.2225 cm
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- catalog number
- accession number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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