straightedge

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Description
Straightedge, steel, for cutting straight lines and for fixing registration marks on the blocks used in color printing. Woodblock-cutter's tool used in Graphic Arts exhibit of Japanese printmaking techniques from about 1890 to 1990s. Identified as No. 1 in watercolor drawing GA 03209.02 showing the tools of the block cutter. Old paper label "No. 1"
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 36.5 cm x 2.5 cm; 14 3/8 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
GA.03210.01
accession number
22582
catalog number
3210.01
Credit Line
Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90
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Tokuno Gift
Data Source
National Museum of American History