Clinometer

Clinometer

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Description
Eli Thayer (1819-1899) graduated from Brown University; organized the Oread Institute, a school for young women in Worcester, Mass.; established the Emigrant Aid Society; served briefly as a member of the House of Representatives; and devised an instrument for determining the slope of a surface. This is the model he submitted with his patent application.
Ref: Eli Thayer, "Improvement in Plane Angulometers," U.S. Patent 36,312 (Aug. 26, 1862).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
clinometer
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 6 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 15.24 cm x 11.43 cm
overall: 6 7/8 in x 6 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.4625 cm x 15.24 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
PH.314752
catalog number
314752
accession number
210834
patent number
36312
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