Drawing Instrument Supplies, Keuffel & Esser Pounce

Drawing Instrument Supplies, Keuffel & Esser Pounce

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Description
This rusting metal can is painted yellow, red and black and contains white powder. According to directions on the can "When the Tracing Cloth is so glossy that it will not readily take ink, dust on a little of this Powder, rub the surface with it by means of tuft of cotton or soft cloth and thoroughly remove all traces of the Powder. It will then take ink freely."
References:
Keuffel & Esser Co., Catalogue, New York, 1909, p. 15, item 116.
Keuffel & Esser Co., Catalogue, New York, 1936, p. 281, item 3040. Includes drawing of shaker.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
drawing instrument supplies
date made
ca 1920
maker
Keuffel & Esser Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Hoboken
Physical Description
metal (tin material)
powder (contents material)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 5.3 cm x 5.3 cm; 4 29/32 in x 2 3/32 in x 2 3/32 in
ID Number
1993.3059.01
catalog number
1993.3059.01
subject
Mathematics
Drafting, Engineering
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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