Set of Drawing Instruments

Description
This wooden case is covered with blue cloth and lined with patterned paper, purple satin, and black velvet. A German silver plaque on the lid is not marked. A compartment inside the lid has a black paper label marked in gold: Made in Japan. The set includes: three pencil leads; a 1-3/8" ivory cylindrical lead case missing its lid; 4-1/2" German silver and steel fixed-leg dividers; 3-1/8" German silver and steel bow pen, bow pencil, and bow dividers; 2-1/2" German silver and steel crayon attachment and 3-3/8" pointer and pen attachments that do not appear to fit any compass in the set; and two steel drawing pens with ivory handles (4-3/4" and 6").
Ernst F. Eurich (1847–1930), father and grandfather of the donors, owned this set. He was born in Germany. His parents emigrated to the U.S. in 1850, and his mother raised him in New York City after his father died en route. Eurich attended City University of New York and then did graduate work in Freiburg, Saxony, from 1867 to 1869. He later worked as a mining engineer in Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Montana, and Illinois. He had a consulting business in New York City from 1903 to 1918.
Reference: accession file.
Location
Currently not on view
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing instruments, set of
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
steel (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1.8 cm x 18.4 cm x 10.6 cm; 23/32 in x 7 1/4 in x 4 3/16 in
place made
Nihon: Japan
ID Number
MA*315411
accession number
219409
catalog number
315411
subject
Science & Mathematics
Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
Engineering, Mine
Drawing Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Drawing Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Richard H. Eurich and Alan R. Eurich
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