Compass Precision Instruments Wallet Case of Drawing Instruments

Description
This folding cardboard and wood case is covered with black leather and lined with green velvet. It closes with two metal snaps and is marked in the upper right corner: 2300. The back of the case is marked: Made in Germany. The set includes:
1) 5-7/8" German silver and steel drawing pen with folding point.
2) 5-1/2" and 4-5/8" black plastic and steel drawing pens. The backs of the points are marked: COMPASS (/) GERMANY.
3) 2-3/4" German silver and steel screwdriver.
4) 6-1/4" German silver and steel dividers with removable point and extension bar. The side of one leg is marked: COMPASS (/) GERMANY.
5) 6-1/4" German silver compass with pencil point and bendable legs. The side of one leg is marked: COMPASS (/) GERMANY.
6) 3-3/4" steel bow pencil, bow dividers, and bow pen. Each instrument is marked on the side: COMPASS (/) GERMANY.
7) 1-3/4" and 1-5/16" cylindrical metal cases. The larger case holds two needle points and two tightening screws. The smaller case holds a needle point and pencil lead.
The set appears to be original and complete. Compass Precision Instruments operated in Germany around the middle of the 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing instruments, set of
date made
mid 20th century
maker
Compass Precision Drawing Instruments
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
case: 2.2 cm x 27 cm x 12.5 cm; 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 4 29/32 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
1989.0305.04
catalog number
1989.0305.04
accession number
1989.0305
subject
Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
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Science & Mathematics
Drawing Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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