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Gizmo

Gizmo

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Description
This fairly large metal disc came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker. It was probably used to figure or polish lenses.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lens grinding/polishing tool
metal disc
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 12 1/4 in;.9525 cm x 31.115 cm
ID Number
PH.315158.152
accession number
215541
catalog number
315158.152
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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