Kleman Theodolite

Kleman Theodolite

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Description
This incomplete brass surveying instrument consists of a graduate circle on a trileg base, and sighting telescope. The inscriptions read “J. R. KLEMAN & ZOON / Amsterdam” and “No. 20.” Jan Martin Kleman (1758-1845) was a mathematical instrument maker in Amsterdam who took his son into partnership in 1808.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
theodolite
maker
J. M. Kleman & Zoon
place made
Netherlands: North Holland, Amsterdam
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 13 1/4 in x 8 1/2 in; 12.065 cm x 33.655 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
PH.317689
catalog number
317689
accession number
231960
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National Museum of American History
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