Schoenner Wallet Case of Drawing Instruments

This folding cardboard case is covered with black leather and lined with green velvet. The front flap is marked: 2089. The Schoenner logo (overlaid S, G, and two intersecting double-headed arrows) is imprinted in silver inside the lid flap. The lid flap also has a red and white sticker marked: Walter (/) Robinson (/) 127 Hawaii (/) Ave. N.E. The set includes:
1) 6-1/4" German silver and steel compass with folding legs and removable pencil point, pen point, and extension bar. Inside one leg is marked: C 32. Inside the other leg is marked: SCHOENNER, GERMANY II. The insertion tips of the pencil point, pen point, and extension bar are marked: 32 C. This compass is not marked with patent information that appears on other Schoenner compasses in the collection; compare to 1977.0279.01, 1989.0305.05, and 1977.1101.0097.
2) 6" German silver and steel dividers with adjustment screw on one leg.
3) 3-3/8" German silver and steel bow pen, bow pencil, and bow dividers.
4) 4-1/2"and 5-1/4" ebony, German silver, and steel drawing pencils.
5) 1-3/8" cylindrical metal case with three pencil leads.
The joint tightener is missing. For Schoenner company history, see 1989.0305.05. The set probably dates to the second quarter of the 20th century.
Currently not on view
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing instruments, set of
date made
20th century
Schoenner, Georg
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
leather (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 3.7 cm x 21.6 cm x 10.5 cm; 1 15/32 in x 8 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in
place made
Deutschland: Bayern, Nuremberg
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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 Mrs. Walter Robinson
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