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
Object Name
needle point
compass, drawing (partial)
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
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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