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Canada Balsam

Canada Balsam

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Description
This glass jar containing Canada Balsam (a natural substance used to glue two optical elements together) came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
canada balsam lens cement
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 6.5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 9/16 in
overall: 5 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 6.6675 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
PH.315158.070
accession number
215541
catalog number
315158.070
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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