Calipers

Object Number: 
1952.12
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 10 in. ( 38.1 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on one side: "ORG" impressed: two times on opposite side: "D.R. GRIFFITH &"
Description: 
Wrought iron calipers with central hinge and cast maker's marks.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, David Griffith made his own tools while he served as a naval Marine constructor during the Civil War. He later worked for the American Drudging Company in Camden, New Jersey, and as an engineer for Fairmont Waterworks in Pennsylvania.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederick Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group