Manufacturer: Shenango China
User: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey
Date of bowl: 1950
Notes: The National Geodetic Survey and the Office of Coast Survey are the two successor agencies in the United States to the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. It was first established by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 as the Survey of the Coast. As the American continent was progressively explored and inhabited, the bureau took responsibility for survey of the interior. In 1878, it reorganized as the Coast and Geodetic Survey (C&GS). Since 1970, the National Geodetic Survey has been part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the United States Department of Commerce. (Source: Wikipedia)
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