Surveyor's Slide Rule

Unknown Maker


about 1830

Reworked brass sector with arms brazed shut, inset wood scales, with brass sliding rod calibrated on both sides, hand-lettered paper strips attacked to front and back, marked "stadia scale" on front

Overall: 12 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (31.8 × 3.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College



North America, United States


19th century

Object Name

Scientific Instrument


Scientific Instrument

Scientific Instrument: Surveying

Not on view


Found in the attic of the Thayer School of Engineering, possibly from the Chandler School; transferred by Dean William Kimball to the Dartmouth College Museum, June 17, 1960; catalogued into the Allen King Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2007.

Old Number

Dartmouth College Museum no. 160.30.18787

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