George McClellan's Drafting Kit

Description
Physical Description
Red leather case lined with purple velvet, now faded to tan and yellow. Ten instruments.
Specific History
This was George McClellan's West Point drafting kit, which he used during his military career.
General History
At West Point, each cadet was issued a drafting kit as standard equipment.
Object Name
instruments, drafting
associated date
1853 - 1854
user
McClellan, George B.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
wood (overall material)
velvet (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 7 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 19.685 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
AF*17466
catalog number
17466
accession number
61384
subject
Military
Education
Mathematics
ThinkFinity
event
Expansion and Reform
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
ThinkFinity
Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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