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This collection of artifact images includes some of the scientific instruments held by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Museum located on the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, MD. The NIST Museum showcases many of NIST’s historic achievements with exhibits that spotlight some of the agency’s notable scientists and artifacts of importance to the history of metrology. Many historical instruments and artifacts can also be found throughout the NIST Research Library adjacent to the Museum. 

 

From ammeters and capacitors to gages and resistors, this digital collection showcases artifacts with  historical importance to NIST. Further information is available at the NIST Virtual Museum at http://museum.nist.gov. The site features details on various exhibits in the physical museum as well as unique virtual exhibits.

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