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Title Parallel Line Tracer 1859D made by the Keuffel & Esser Co., (Hoboken), n.d., ca. 1948-1960.
Object Name Template, Drafting
Catalog Number 2009.006.0201
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Parallel Line Tracer stock no. 1859D made by the Keuffel & Esser Co., (Hoboken), no date, circa 1948-1960. "Xylonite" brand transparent plastic, 1-3/4" diameter, machined holes; stamped black numerals, logo and lettering. With: original printed stock envelope. Enclosed: printed product sheet , 4-5/8" x 6-5/8".

Apparently introduced with the 41st edition catalog of 1949. Different items using the 1859 stock number appear in prior catalogs. Product sheet has a 1948 copyright.

Front of product sheet has an illustration showing it in use.

Back of product sheet has some suggested uses with details of how to use it:
In Graph Plotting
In Mapping
In Railroad Work
In Airplane or Ship Design
For Cross-hatching
As A Lettering Guide
In Artwork
In Mathematical Analysis

K&E had their main office and factories in Hoboken when this item was made.
Date 1948-1960
Year Range from 1948
Year Range to 1955
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption tracer enlarged; tracer actual size & envelope
Imagefile 070\20090060201.TIF
Classification Drafting
Business & Commerce
Manufacturing