Large compass from a drafting took kit used by John S. Chase

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Manufactured by
Keuffel & Esser Co., American, 1867 - 1982
Owned by
Chase, John S., American, 1925 - 2012
Medium
metal, graphite
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 9/16 × 2 3/16 × 9/16 in. (6.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 cm)
Type
kits (sets)
drafting, drawing and writing equipment
compasses (drawing instruments)
Place made
Germany, Europe
Place used
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid-late 20th century
Description
Large compass from a drafting tool kit used by architect John S. Chase. The metal compass has a grooved handle and adjustable circle at the top. The hinge is attached to two (2) legs. There is a central wheel between the legs. The bottom of one leg has a metal needle point. The other has a lower hinged tip with a screw closure. A piece of graphite is secured at the bottom of the leg. One leg is engraved with [K & E CO / GERMANY].
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
2018.69.2.3
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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