Odometer

Odometer

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Description
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 pendulum odometer is one of those instruments. The inscription under the dial reads “JULIEN P. FRIEZ, BALTIMORE, MD. U.S.A.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Odometer
date made
around 1900
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Measurements
overall: 7.5 cm x 12.5 cm; 2 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in
overall in case: 2 5/8 in x 7 in x 6 in; 6.6675 cm x 17.78 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
PH.247961
accession number
47736
catalog number
247961
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National Museum of American History
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