Optical Tool

Optical Tool

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This iron optical tool came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker.
Currently not on view
Object Name
lens grinding/polishing tool
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
overall: 4.5 cm x 14.5 cm; 1 3/4 in x 5 11/16 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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