Spreading calipers used by Dr. Montague Cobb

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Manufactured by
Unidentified
Owned by
Cobb, William Montague M.D., American, 1904 - 1990
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)
Type
calipers
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid 20th century
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.
Topic
African American
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Medical
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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