YPM catalog no. 8.2A
Brass, glass, copper, steel.
Made by Stackpole and Brother.
Length 9.5 inches (24 centimeters)
Width 7.9 inches (20 centimeters)
Height 14.5 inches (37 centimeters)
Among the holdings in Yale Peabody Museum’s Division of Historical Scientific Instruments are instruments used in the teaching of engineering courses.
In 1852 W.A. Norton was elected the first professor of civil engineering at Yale University. In a letter to the Yale Sheffield Scientific School, Professor Norton proposed that the engineering course encompass the study of the following:
The Yale Peabody Museum’s collections are available to legitimate researchers for scholarly use. Loans are issued to responsible individuals at established institutions. Loans and access to the collection can be arranged through the Collections Manager.