Ruling pen from a drafting took 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
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 11/16 × 3/8 × 3/8 in. (14.5 × 0.9 × 1 cm)
Type
kits (sets)
ruling pens
drafting, drawing and writing equipment
Place made
Germany, Europe
Place used
Texas, United States, North and Central America
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid-late 20th century
Description
Ruling pen from a drafting tool kit used by architect John S. Chase. The pen has a black handle. The plastic handle is connected to the metal top with a grooved join. The top of the ruling pen has two (2) metal prongs with a screw in the center to adjust the width of the opening. The screw is engraved with [RIDGWAY'S GERMANY]. The prongs are tapered at the end.
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
2018.69.2.2
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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