Set of Drawing Instruments, Weber 860

Set of Drawing Instruments, Weber 860

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This set of drawing instruments has twelve pieces contained in a folding case. The case is covered with black leatherette, lined with green velveteen, and closes with two metal snaps. It is marked “860” next to the snap on the right side of the case.
The set includes:
1) Compass with adjustable leg, marked WEBER/GERMANY, 1cm x 13.3cm.
2) Dividers, marked WEBER/GERMANY, 1cm x 13.5cm.
3) Extension leg for compass, marked WEBER/GERMANY, 1cm x 8.7cm.
4) Metal capsule containing one sharp pencil lead,.5cm x 3.4cm.
5) Metal capsule containing five spare parts, 1.1cm x 4.8cm.
6) Pen point, marked WEBER/GERMANY,.8cm x 5 cm.
7) Ruling pen handle,.4cm x 8cm
8) Ruling pen, marked WEBER/GERMANY,.8cm x 13cm.
9) Metal capsule with cream-colored cap containing nine pieces of lead, marked DIETZGEN/No3165-H/GERMANY,.7cm x 3.8cm.
10) Ringhead bow dividers with side thumbscrew, marked WEBER/GERMANY,.8cm x 9.2cm.
11) Ringhead bow compass with side thumbscrew, marked WEBER/GERMANY,.8cm x 9cm,
12) Ringhead bow pen with side thumbscrew, marked WEBER/GERMANY,.8cm x 9cm
The instruments were sold by F. Weber and Company, which had its headquarters in Philadelphia. They were made in Germany.
“Catalogue of F. Weber & Co,” Vol. 170, published about 1897.
“Catalogue of F. Weber & Co,” Vol. 385, published after 1904.
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Object Name
drawing instruments
drawing instruments, set
date made
ca 1900
F. Weber & Co.
F. Weber & Co.
place made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
velveteen (overall material)
leatherette (overall material)
overall: 2.6 cm x 23 cm x 11.4 cm; 1 1/32 in x 9 1/16 in x 4 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Edward J. Zaske
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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