Waywiser

Waywiser

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Description
This waywiser has a counter attached to the axle instead of the customary dial. The box behind the wheel can be used to hold supplies. The U. S. Geological Survey was established in 1879, and transferred this instrument to the Smithsonian in 1907.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Waywiser
Waywiser
date made
late nineteenth century
Measurements
overall: waywiser: 32 in x 63 in x 21 in; 81.28 cm x 160.02 cm x 53.34 cm
overall: rod: 1 5/8 in x 27 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 69.215 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
PH.247953
catalog number
247953
accession number
47736
Credit Line
Transfer from U.S. Geological Survey
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National Museum of American History
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