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Artifacts

Objects capture changing times, technologies and cultures and help explain the development of NPS academic programs.

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1896 Galvanometer

This 1896 German galvanometer is the oldest laboratory instrument in the collection.

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Sterling silver serving dishes

Sterling silver serving dishes were part of the Victorian-era Hotel Del Monte food service.

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Desktop mechanical integrator
Early calculating machines included desktop sized mechanical integrators such as this one by Keuffel & Essel.

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B class dirigible model

This carved, wooden B Class dirigible model was used in the NPS wind tunnels in the early years of naval aviation. The Navy called this class the B-Limp class, which later became the acronymn BLIMP.

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Brass door hinge

This door hinge and key face are examples of hardware used for the guest rooms in the Victorian-era Hotel Del Monte.

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