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Title Paragon drafting machine, 1370-30, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., (Hoboken), n.d., ca. 1955-1965.
Object Name Machine, Drafting
Catalog Number 2009.006.0167
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Paragon drafting machine, 1370-30, made by Keuffel & Esser Company, (Hoboken), no date, circa 1955-1965. Metal and plastic. Variable dimensions as used; folded closed without scales attached, circa 36" x 9" x 6". Serial number: 154048. No scales (as issued.) With: pencil tray (model 1382) as issued. Lacking: instruction booklet.

No model number appears on the item other than K&E Paragon. The upper arm is 30 inches. Manufacturer's plate is screwed on the anchor (clamp). This plate has six patents numbers, the latest being issued July 1953.

K&E main offices and factory were in Hoboken during the period when this was manufactured.
Date 1955-1965
Year Range from 1955
Year Range to 1965
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption full view of top side of machine
Imagefile 070\20090060167.JPG
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce
Drafting