tripod mount for flash telescope

tripod mount for flash telescope

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Description (Brief)
A mount used to hold a flash telescope signaling apparatus..01: A brass mount,.02: a wooden mount and.03: a 3-piece tripod. On tripod: "Folmer & Schwing Div. Eastman Kodak Co. / Rochester, NY / Crown Tripod No.2 / Patented June 23, 1903". Refers to US Patent 731879, "Tripod," issued to William F. Folmer, 23 June 1903.
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Object Name
telescope mount
date made
ca 1918
ca. 1918
tripod leg folded: 17 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 45.085 cm x 9.525 cm x 1.905 cm
tripod leg extended: 56 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 143.51 cm x 9.525 cm x 1.905 cm
wooden plate: 3/4 in x 6 in; 1.905 cm x 15.24 cm
metal mount: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
from Robert W. Wood
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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