Drawing Pen

Description
This 5-1/4" steel and wood drawing pen is painted black on its handle. The object was received with several other drawing instruments in a wooden box, 1984.1071.13. The donor, Sebastian J. Tralongo (1928–2007), served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and then worked for the Vitro Corporation in Rockville, Md., for 35 years. He patented a device for signaling from deeply submerged submarines.
References: "Tralongo, Sebastian James 'Subby'," Hartford Courant, May 26, 2007; Sebastian J. Tralongo, "Submarine Signal Device" (U.S. Patent 2,989,024 issued June 20, 1961); "Vitro Corp. – Company Profile," http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/history2/25/Vitro-Corp.html.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
mid 20th century
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 1.1 cm x .6 cm; 5 1/8 in x 7/16 in x 1/4 in
ID Number
1984.1071.08
accession number
1984.1071
catalog number
1984.1071.08
Credit Line
Gift of Sebastian J. Tralongo
subject
Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
Drawing Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Pens and Pencils
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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