Divider 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
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 3/8 × 9/16 × 7/16 in. (16.2 × 1.5 × 1.1 cm)
Type
kits (sets)
drafting, drawing and writing equipment
dividers
Place made
Germany, Europe
Place used
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
Date
mid-late 20th century
Description
Divider from a drafting tool kit used by architect John S. Chase. The metal divider has a grooved handle at the top. The two (2) legs of the divider have a screw closure at the upper join. The ends of the legs are angled and each has a small needle point. There is a screw adjustment on the interior of one leg. The back of the join 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
2018.69.2.7
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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