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Image: Odometer in canister with leather thong

Odometer in canister with leather thong
United States transportation

4 x 2 5/8 in. (10 x 7 cm)

Keuffel & Esser Co. (active 1867 - 1987)

Object Type: transportation
Creation Places: North America, United States, New York
Medium and Support: brass
Credit Line: Gift of Marie Peary Kuhne (Given to the college in custody of Prof Noel Little)
Accession Number: 1967.189.b
Although useful in theory, an odometer pulled behind a sledge was impractical to measure distances over the rough ice of the Arctic Ocean.

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