Needle Point

Needle Point

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
needle point
compass, drawing (partial)
date made
early 20th century
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
overall: 7 cm x .6 cm x .6 cm; 2 3/4 in x 1/4 in x 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of William J. Ellenberger
Drawing Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Dividers and Compasses
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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