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Title Navigator's Plotting Instrument Set. Made by Keuffel & Esser Co., no date, probably 1971 up to 1975.
Object Name Compass
Catalog Number 2009.006.0235
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Navigator's Plotting Instrument Set. Made by Keuffel & Esser Co., no date, probably 1971 up to 1975. Black faux leather vinyl plastic folding case, 8-1/8" wide x 2-7/8" high x 3/4" thick, with snap closures; imprinted on exterior top flap in dull gold; contents: 2 chrome plated instruments; tube with leads; screwdriver. Case is blind stamped on top edge, "Made in Germany", and instruments (7" dividers and pencil compass), "K&E Germany."

The items were made under a military procurement contract for the U.S. Government, Department of Defense. What service branch or branches these instruments were intended for is not stated or been determined.

The imprinting on case exterior:
Navigator's Plotting Instrument Set.
F S N [Federal Stock Number] 6675 286 0602
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Contract No. DSA[Defense Supply Agency]-400-71-C-3389-1971
U.S.

Keuffel & Esser Co. main office and factories were no longer in Hoboken when this item was issued, but it is a good example of the the longterm relationship with government and military procurement agencies.

Date 1971-1975
Year Range from 1971
Year Range to 1975
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption Navigator's Plotting Instrument Set; K&E
Imagefile 071\20090060235.JPG
Classification Business & Commerce
Manufacturing

Military