Pocket Case of Drawing Instruments

This wooden pocket case is covered with black sharkskin and lined with yellow paper. The set of brass and steel instruments includes: two drawing pens; a small drawing compass with a pen point; and large dividers with pen point and pencil point attachments.
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing instruments, set of
date made
19th century
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
paper (overall material)
case closed: 17.7 cm x 6.3 cm x 3.4 cm; 6 31/32 in x 2 15/32 in x 1 11/32 in
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Science & Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
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 Lawrence L. Lemire
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