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Small compass from a drafting tool kit used by John S. Chase

Manufactured by
L. L. Ridgway Enterprises, Inc., American, founded 1936
Owned by
Chase, John S., American, 1925 - 2012
Medium
metal, graphite
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4 3/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/2 in. (10.6 × 3.6 × 1.2 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
Small compass from a drafting tool kit used by architect John S. Chase. The metal compass has a grooved handle and an adjustable circle at the top. The hinge is attached to two (2) legs which narrow at the top at the join. There is a central wheel between the legs. The bottom of one leg has a metal needle point. The other has a hinged bottom with a screw attachment and a small piece of graphite. The reverse reads [Ridgway's 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
2018.69.2.6
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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