Compass

Object Number: 
1920.123
Date: 
1800-1899
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 12 x 1 1/4 in. ( 27.9 x 30.5 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Wooden compass composed of a bent-wood arch with an iron point on each end and intersected by an adjustable horizontal rod.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the compass was used to scribe the round bottoms of tubs.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group