Keuffel & Esser Set of Drawing Instruments

Description
This wooden bar-lock case is covered with leather and lined with blue velvet. The front is marked: KEUFFEL & ESSER CO. NEW YORK. The set contains: two steel drawing pens with ivory handles (5-5/8" and 4-3/4"); 3-1/2" German silver and steel compass with removable pen point; 5-5/8" German silver and steel dividers missing one leg with extension bar and pen and pencil point attachments; and a divider point that does not fit either the compass or dividers. The arrangement of instruments does not match any set advertised in Keuffel & Esser catalogs between 1880 and 1936.
Location
Currently not on view
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing instruments, set of
date made
ca 1900
maker
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Physical Description
german silver (overall material)
steel (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm x 21 cm x 10.1 cm; 29/32 in x 8 9/32 in x 3 31/32 in
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MA*335335
accession number
305958
catalog number
335335
subject
Science & Mathematics
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 Eunice L. Hoffman
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