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Calipers

Object Number: 
1952.11
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/2 x 15 x 2 1/2 in. ( 57.2 x 38.1 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on side of caliper: "DAVID R. GRIFFITH/Philadelphia" stamped: on obverse of other caliper: "David R. Griffith"
Description: 
Steel calipers with two curved, tapered jaws connected to two steel bolts and brass wingnuts.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, David R. Griffith was a master mechanic for the navy who made his own tools during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederick Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group