Soellner Drawing Pen

Description
This 4-3/4" steel, German silver, and metal drawing pen is marked on the tightening screw: SOELLNER (/) GERMANY. Soellner was a 20th-century German manufacturer of drawing instruments.
William J. Ellenberger (1908–2008), who owned this pen, studied electrical and mechanical engineering at The George Washington University between 1925 and 1934. He then worked for the Potomac Electric Power Company and the National Bureau of Standards. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was a civilian construction management engineer for the army from 1954 to 1968, when he became a private consultant.
Reference: "The GW Engineering Hall of Fame 2006 Inductees," http://www.weas.gwu.edu/ifaf/hall_of_fame_inductees_2006.php.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pen
date made
ca 1900
maker
Soellner
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
metal (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 cm x 12 cm x 1 cm; 13/32 in x 4 23/32 in x 13/32 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
1981.0933.24
accession number
1981.0933
catalog number
1981.0933.24
subject
Mathematics
Drawing Instruments
Drafting, Engineering
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Pens and Pencils
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of William J. Ellenberger

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