Curve Template

Curve Template

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Description
This flat rounded steel shape has was used by Carl Marius Christian Christensen Hostrup (1870-1950), a Danish-born cabinetmaker who came to the United States in 1889, soon settled in Clinton, Iowa, became a U.S. citizen in 1895, and spent the rest of his working life in Clinton. The shape of the outside curve idiffers from that of irregular curves sold by Keuffel & Esser, Dietzgen, and Queen.
References:
Accession file.
U.S. Census records, Iowa State Census Records, Clinton, Iowa, City Directories.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Curve
curve template
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 15.7 cm x 9 cm; 1/32 in x 6 3/16 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
MA.327330
accession number
266152
catalog number
327330
Credit Line
In Memory of Carl M. Hostrup
subject
Mathematics
Drawing Instruments
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Curves
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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