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John Muir's Clock Design

Date: 1863
Description: Sketch of John Muir's clock design.The built clock was a combination of scythes, wheels and arrows. A rough bough of burr oak was set upon a base incrusted...
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John Muir's Drawing of a Table Saw

Date: 1863
Description: A diagram of a table saw, designed and drawn by John Muir.
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Time Saving Chart

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Description: Drawing of a time saving chart for one day's labor in a sawyard shop.
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John Muir's Desk Clock

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Description: Drawing of John Muir's invention, the student desk clock, scale 3 inches per foot. The clock lighted his lamp and fire and opened the right book for him to...
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John Muir's Thermometer

Date: 1863
Description: A sketch of a thermometer. Quoting from Muir's autobiography "My Boyhood and Youth" he described the thermometer as "made of an iron rod, about three feet...
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Barometer Gauge

Date: 1863
Description: A gauge part of a barometer.
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A Muir Clock

Date: 1863
Description: A sketch of a clock design by John Muir.
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John Muir Clock

Date: 1863
Description: Watercolor illustration of a clock.
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Barometer

Date: 1863
Description: Watercolor illustration of a barometer designed by John Muir in his boyhood.
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John Muir Invention

Date: 1863
Description: A sketch of an invention by John Muir.
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John Muir Invention

Date: 1863
Description: A watercolor illustration of a combined thermometer, hygrometer, barometer, and pyrometer.
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Invention by John Muir

Date: 1863
Description: Watercolor of an invention by John Muir.
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Chair Invention

Date: 1863
Description: A sketch of a chair invention by John Muir.
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John Muir Clock

Date: 1863
Description: Muir's illustration of a means to record time by use of a star. He titled the drawing "The star hand rising and setting with the sun all the year".
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Fancake Draught

Date: 1863
Description: A John Muir sketch of a fancake draught of sawframe with crankshaft in position. Scale two inches per foot. Depth of frame 5 1/2 inches. Speed of cranks...
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Graph Invention

Date: 1863
Description: A sketch of a graph-making invention.
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Pulleys on Crankshafts

Date: 1863
Description: A sketch of pulleys on crankshafts.

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