Needle Point

Description
This metal object has vertical scrolling on its upper part and horizontal scrolling on a collar near the needle point. It would have fit onto one leg of a drawing instrument, such as a compass, and it probably dates to the early 20th century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
early 20th century
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x .6 cm x .6 cm; 2 3/4 in x 1/4 in x 1/4 in
ID Number
1981.0933.27
accession number
1981.0933
catalog number
1981.0933.27
Credit Line
Gift of William J. Ellenberger
subject
Mathematics
Drawing Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Dividers and Compasses
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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