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Title Pantograph, model 1149, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. N.d., ca. 1910-1930s.
Object Name Pantograph
Catalog Number 2009.006.0034
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Hardwood pantograph, model 1149, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y. No date, circa 1910-1930s. Wood bars (5/8" wide x 3/16" thick; 2 at 21" long; 2 at 19" long) overall length closed: 21" long x 2" wide; open size in use variable, but circa 14" x 26" is typical;, drilled holes marked with numerals and ratios. Nickel plated metal mountings; two removable screw-eyes for adjusting pivot point for ratios; tracer point of pointed wood with metal pin tip. Lacking: original pencil; metal anchor stand or bracket (as seen in catalog page drawing); direction sheet; original box. Stamped with manufacturer's name, logo and model number.

A device used in drafting and design work. This model designed for reducing or enlarging in 18 ratios. It was the least expensive model produced by K&E. It appears in 38th edition 1936 catalog and is gone by the 40th edition in 1944.

K+E factory was in Hoboken during the period of when they were made.
Date 1910-1940
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
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Imagefile 068\20090060034.JPG
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce