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Screw

Screw

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Description
This metal screw came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
screw
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.5 cm x 2 cm x 1 cm; 3 3/8 in x 13/16 in x 3/8 in
overall: screw: 3 1/2 in x 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 8.89 cm x 2.2225 cm x 2.2225 cm
overall: washer: 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in;.635 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
PH.315158.055
accession number
215541
catalog number
315158.055
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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