Case for drafting tool kit used by John S. Chase

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Manufactured by
L. L. Ridgway Enterprises, Inc., American, founded 1936
Owned by
Chase, John S., American, 1925 - 2012
Medium
metal, plastic, backing
Dimensions
H x W x D (opened): 10 1/16 × 11 3/4 × 13/16 in. (25.5 × 29.8 × 2 cm)
H x W x D (closed): 10 1/16 × 6 1/8 × 13/16 in. (25.5 × 15.5 × 2 cm)
Type
kits (sets)
drafting, drawing and writing equipment
cases (containers)
Place made
Germany, Europe
Place used
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid-late 20th century
Description
Case for a drafting tool kit used by architect John S. Chase. The black cover, slightly stained, has a gray interior. The center of the center of the cover is imprinted with [Ridgway's]. On the upper spine is [Made in Germany]. The case has an interior base to house tools. There are two (2) metal snap closures on the right side of the base which secure to the snap closures on the front cover. There are short films of clear plastic, partially warped, which fold over to cover the tools. Inside is a green fabric base with indents for each of the tools. There are eight (8) separate tools, including compasses, lead, and a ruling pen, in the kit. Some of the slots are empty. The reverse is blank.
Topic
African American
Architecture
Building Arts
Design
Labor
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Drucie Rucker Chase
Object number
2018.69.2.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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