Polishing Compound

Polishing Compound

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Description
This glass jar came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker. The substance it contains is probably a polishing compound.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
polishing compound, jar of
Object Type
polish
Physical Description
paper (lid material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 5 cm; 5 1/8 in x 1 15/16 in
overall: 5 in x 2 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
PH.315158.078
accession number
215541
catalog number
315158.078
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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