Sighting Compass

Sighting Compass

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The donor believed that this small sighting compass had been used by his ancestor, Daniel Leet (1748-1830), a surveyor who lived in Washington County, Virginia, and who did some work for George Washington.
Currently not on view
Object Name
surveying compass
overall: 1 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 5 3/8 in; 4.445 cm x 11.43 cm x 13.6525 cm
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National Museum of American History
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