Pocket Case of Drawing Instruments

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
19th century
maker
Keuffel & Esser Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
MA.333924
accession number
304215
catalog number
333924
Credit Line
Gift of Lawrence L. Lemire
subject
Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
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Drawing Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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