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Calipers

Object Number: 
2001.283
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/2 x 3 in. ( 26.7 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on arm of calipers: "RUSSELL BROS/NEW-YORK" stamped: on opposite arm: "10"
Description: 
Hinged metal calipers with adjustable screws, used for making blown glass vessels.
Gallery Label: 
This pair of calipers is among a group of sixteen tools used by Maurice Kelly (1879-1963), a glass blower who worked at Tiffany Studios from 1904 to 1918, as well as Quezal (1901-1903) and Durand Art Glass (1918-1920s). The tools, along with photographs and documents now housed in the N-YHS library, were consigned to auction by Kelly's grandson and were acquired by N-YHS. Included among the documents is a wage book recording Kelly's steady increase in pay from $19.25 to $35 per week.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group