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National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Washington, DC, USA

9 objects contributed:

Instrument for transits by Stackpole, 1874

Instrument for transits by Stackpole, 1874

This elegant little instrument is marked "Stackpole & Brother New York 1522." It was made for American observers of the Transit of Venus of 1874. New it cost $215. The U.S. Naval Observatory transferr...

Sidereal Clock

Sidereal Clock

Sidereal clock (regulator) marked "E. Howard & Co., Boston".

This was one of eight precise sidereal clocks made for the American Transit of Venus expeditions of 1874. It was also used by Albert Mi...

Transit, Astronomical

Transit, Astronomical

"Broken" transit instrument, made by Stackpole and Brother of New York. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

This is one of eight identical instruments that the Stackpole firm built for the...

Dip Circle

Dip Circle

Dip Circle, made in Washington, D.C. by Edward Kahler ca. 1874. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

This is one of eight identical Dip Circles that Edward Kahler made for the American expe...

Micrometer, Photographic

Micrometer, Photographic

Jaw micrometer. Unsigned. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

This is one of eight identical instruments made for the eight American parties sent to observe the Transit of Venus in 1874. M...

Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

Lantern slide, moveable. No maker's name. Gift of Colgate University, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

This slide is wood, with a glass "Sun" inset. A sliding glass plate (missing) with painted...

Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

Lantern slide, moveable. No maker's name. Gift of Colgate University, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

This slide is marked with a paper label that reads: "No. 9. This Diagram shews the various...

Transit, Astronomical

Transit, Astronomical

"Broken" transit instrument, made in New York by Stackpole & Brother. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

This is one of eight identical instruments built for the United States' expedition...

Lantern Slide

Lantern Slide

Lantern slide, moveable. Sold by Carpenter & Westley, 24 Regent Street, London. Gift of Bowdoin College.

This slide is marked with a paper label that reads: "no. 9. This Diagram shews the various Ecl...

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