Gizmo

Gizmo

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Description
This wooden gizmo came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker. It was apparently used to raise and lower a tripod.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tripod part
Measurements
overall: 25 1/2 in x 10 in x 6 1/2 in; 64.77 cm x 25.4 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
PH.315158.324
accession number
215541
catalog number
315158.324
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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