RapiDesign 19 Drawing Template

Description
This clear yellowish plastic rectangular template has a five-inch scale divided to sixteenths of an inch across the top and one divided to tenths of an inch along the bottom. The interior has openings in the shape of circles, hexagons, squares, and triangles with diameters of 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, 11/32, 5/16, 9/32, 1/4, 7/32, 3/16, 5/32, 1/8, and 3/32 inches. A mark on the template reads: RAPIDESIGN No. 19. Another mark reads: SKETCH MATE.
A pen mark on the paper envelope reads: 3914-49. Another one reads: $1. A stamp on the envelope reads: RUTH LUTZ COMPANY (/) 540 Volusia Avenue (/) DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA (/) PHONE: 253-3691. The Ruth Lutz Company was founded in 1946 and in business in Daytona Beach in 1965 at the address and telephone number given on the envelope.
A version of this template was available in 2016 from art suppliers as the RapiDesign Sketch Mate R-19 with $14.35 as the list price.
References:
[Advertisement], The Jetstream: Official Newspaper of the Student Body of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute, vol. 1, issue 4, August 5, 1965, p. 6.
Art Supply Warehouse web page, accessed October 17, 2016.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1960
maker
RapiDesign, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (envelope material)
plastic (template material)
Measurements
overall: .1 cm x 15 cm x 9.2 cm; 1/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 3 5/8 in
ID Number
1992.0433.06
accession number
1992.0433
catalog number
1992.0433.06
Credit Line
In Memory of Isaac Giacinto Molella
subject
Mathematics
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Drawing Templates
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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