Flowcharting Template, Staedtler-Mars ADPS Flow Chart Symbols

Description
This green plastic template has sixteen holes, with an underlying grid of lines. A scale of inches to tenths is along the top, while a scale of inches to eighths is along the bottom. The right edge has a scale of inches to sixths. A mark on the left side reads: STAEDTLER-MARS (/) MIL-STD 682A. It also reads: ADPS FLOW CHART SYMBOLS (/) TEMPLATE DRAFTING MX-3983/G. It also reads: 977 (/) 111DP. It reads at the top left: made in U.S.A.
The template is in a plastic envelope which is clear on one side and white on the other.
Staedtler is a German drawing instrument firm which began making pencils in 1835. It established an American subsidiary in New Jersey in 1953, and has subsequently moved that corporate office to California.
The Staedtler-Mars logo on the bottom left corner of the template is that used by the company between 1973 and 2001.
This template closely resembles one shown in a 1963 catalog of the California firm of RapiDesign, Inc. as its No. 545 MIL-STD 682A. The catalog price was $2.50, the size .03" x 8" x 3 1/2",
Reference:
RapiDesign, Inc., Drafting Templates Catalogue No. 70, Burbank, California, 1963, p. 16.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1973-1997
maker
Staedtler-Mars
place made
United States
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .1 cm x 23.3 cm x 9.7 cm; 1/32 in x 9 3/16 in x 3 13/16 in
template only: .1 cm x 20.7 cm x 9 cm; 1/32 in x 8 5/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
1997.3099.06
nonaccession number
1997.3099
catalog number
1997.3099.06
Credit Line
Gift of Prof. Michael R. Williams
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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