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Fuse Holders Associated with Edward Hebern

Fuse Holders Associated with Edward Hebern

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Description
The American inventor Edward Hebern (1869-1952) designed a series of machines for encrypting messages. The Smithsonian collections include a few of these as part of accession 1991.0190. Like many inventors, Hebern accumulated a variety of spare parts. These are some of them, part of museum transaction 1991.3033.
The two fuse holders each have the dimensions given. Both have bakelite rectangles with a metal piece at each end.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
fuse holders
maker
Edward Hebern
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
each: 3.6 cm x 3.7 cm x.8 cm; 1 13/32 in x 1 15/32 in x 5/16 in
ID Number
1991.3033.072
catalog number
1991.3033.072
nonaccession number
1991.3033
Credit Line
Gift of T. Scripps Downing
subject
Mathematics
Codes and Ciphers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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