Spreading calipers used by Dr. Montague Cobb

Manufactured by
Unidentified
Owned by
Cobb, William Montague M.D., American, 1904 - 1990
Date
mid 20th century
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Medium
metal
Dimensions
H x W x D (calipers): 11 3/4 × 3 7/8 × 1/2 in. (29.8 × 9.8 × 1.3 cm)
H x W x D (screw): 5/8 × 3/8 × 3/8 in. (1.6 × 1 × 1 cm)
Description
This is a spreading metal caliper with curved, rounded ends. There is a crossbar scale that slides as the rounded ends get farther apart. The small circular screw that holds the scale in place has become detached.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Medical
Type
calipers
Topic
Activism
Education
Health
Local and regional
Medicine
Race discrimination
Science
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Michael L. Blakey
Object number
2014.308.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b058cf29-7e59-4e9d-a150-151c41131bb1
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