George McClellan's Drafting Kit


Physical Description

Red leather case lined with purple velvet, now faded to tan and yellow. Ten instruments.

Specific History

This was George McClellan's West Point drafting kit, which he used during his military career.

General History

At West Point, each cadet was issued a drafting kit as standard equipment.

Associated Date: 1853 - 1854

User: McClellan, George B.

Related Event: Expansion and Reform

Subject: Education, Mathematics

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Military, ThinkFinity

Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Hon. George B. McClellan

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.17466Catalog Number: 17466Accession Number: 61384

Object Name: instruments, drafting

Physical Description: metal (overall material)ivory (overall material)wood (overall material)velvet (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 in x 7 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 15.24 cm x 19.685 cm x 9.525 cm


Record Id: nmah_439637

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