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Set of drawing instruments in case

Object Number: 
1955.56.1
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Steel, other metal, ivory, wood, leather, textile
Dimensions: 
case: 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 1.9 x 20.6 x 9.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed to inside of lid: "E. L. WASHBURN, / OPTICAL / & Mathematical Instrum'ts / 84 Church & 61 Center Sts. / NEW HAVEN, Conn."
Description: 
Set of drawing instruments and accessories, including steel-pointed divider or calipers, vernier calipers with ivory handle, two compass points, caliper or divider head with one extension, one steel caliper or divider point, a cylindrical metal container for lead points, and a small, octagonal slab of metal with two prongs on one side; in rectangular leather covered wooden case with hinged lid, fitted interior, and blue velvet lining.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these drawing instruments were used by the sculptor John Rogers (1829-1904), father of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Katherine R. Rogers
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group