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Object ID XX.2008.278.2
Object Name Scleroscope
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1924
Description Shore Scleroscope set. The Scleroscope is an instrument used to determine the relative hardness of a material by measuring the pressure required to penetrate it with a diamond stylus. Contains self-contained scleroscope, mount, steel replace bars, blank curved charts (10), wrench, extra glass tube, steel ring (broken) and v-shaped steel accessory for mount, glass tube with attached plunger (hardened), rubber tubing (hardened and broken), and carrying case. Mount has company logo of "Shore / New York" on front and small decorative paint on back.
Manufacturer Shore Instrument & Mfg. Co.
Place of Origin New York, NY
Dimension Details for case: 18 3/8-in. OL x 7 1/8-in. OW x 8 1/2-in. OH, 5 7/8-in. OD
scleroscope: 14 1/4-in. OH x 2-in. OW x 2 7/8-in. OL
mount: 10-in. OH x 6 1/4-in. OL x 5 3/4 OW
Material Porcelain enamel on steel/Glass/Wood/Rubber
People/Corporations Shore Instrument & Mfg. Co.
Subjects Posts (structural elements)
Number of images 6.0