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Title Fixed head t-square, model 8815, 42", made by Keuffel & Esser Co., n.d., ca. 1940-1945?
Object Name T-square
Catalog Number 2009.006.0073
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Fixed head t-square, model 8815, 42", made by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York & Hoboken, no date, circa 1940-1945? Pearwood, 42" long (44-3/4" overall) with 13" wide head; head secured to blade with 5 brass screws. Blind stamped on top circa 6" from head: K & E Star Quality [around star logo], 8815, 42.

A typical plain model used in drafting and drawing table work. This model number has not been found in catalogues or price lists. It is speculated that it was a temporary number used during World War II for a product that was a substitute for regular products due to wartime materials and production restrictions.

K&E had their main office and factories in Hoboken at the time this product was produced.
Date 1940-1945
Year Range from 1940.0
Year Range to 1945.0
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption head with five screw attachement of blade
Imagefile 069\20090060073.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce