|Title||Compass, 16" wooden chalk, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. & Hoboken, n.d, ca. 1890-1920.|
|Collection||Keuffel & Esser Company Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
Wood 16" chalk compass made by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York and Hoboken, no date, circa late 1900s or up to 1920s. Maple stained wood (pear?), 17" overall length x 1-15/16" wide x 1" thick; turned tapered legs with bored split ends for chalk and compass point; metal tightening ring with bolt (bolt not original; presumed to have been a thumbscrew. Lacking original pivot screw and thumb bolt on flat side where marked.
No product number appears on item except size, a blindstamped "16", which is the length from the pivot bolt to the end of the wood where the chalk and compass point are inserted. Blindstamped with the K&E circular logo and the griffin trademark.
Item has not been located in the main catalogs 1900 to 1927. This item may have been listed only in a separate school or education products catalog which is unavailable at the time of this record.
|Year Range from||1890|
|Year Range to||1920|
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Keuffel & Esser Co.
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