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Camera Lucida

Camera Lucida

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This Wollaston-type camera lucida with two blue filters and four lenses came from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The “F. Peabody” inscription probably refers to a previous owner.
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Object Name
Camera Lucida
possible owner
Peabody, F.
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 25.4 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.175 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 9 15/16 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 25.24125 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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