Surveying Instrument

Surveying Instrument

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Description
Magnetic compass with inclinometer in a rectangular wooden case. The meaning of the "Rouquette a Nimes" inscription has not been determined.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
surveying instrument, mining
Measurements
overall: 15/16 in x 8 in x 4 in; 2.38125 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
compass: 3 3/8 in; 8.5725 cm
half circle: 7 1/2 in; 19.05 cm
overall: 1 in x 5 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 13.335 cm x 22.225 cm
ID Number
PH.318221
catalog number
318221
accession number
233319
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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