Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Map measure, product 1744T, sold by Keuffel & Esser Co., n.d., ca.1954-1960.
Object Name Opisometer
Catalog Number 2009.001.0052
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Map measure, model 1744T, imported and sold by Keuffel & Esser Co., no date, circa 1954-1960. Nickel plated metal and glass, 1-1/2" diameter x 4" high (long handle) x 1/4" thick. Dial is marked black on white face with outer graduations in inches by eighths of an inch and inner dial in feet up to 25 feet. Measuring wheel reads to 1/32 of an inch. With: original two piece cardboard box with printed label on lid. Underside of lid and tray inkstamped: Switzerland.

Product number does not appear on object. It appears in the 42nd edition catalog of 1954. Back of case is engraved "Keuffel & Esser Co., Switzerland." Handle does not swivel. Other names for this type of measuring device is opisometer or meilograph. The company offered this item for decades and several different models were available.

Keuffel & Esser Co. main office and factories were in Hoboken in the period when this item was made.
Date 1954-1960
Year Range from 1954
Year Range to 1960
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption Map measure (opisometer), model 1744T, imported & sold by Keuffel & Esser
Imagefile 068\20090010052.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce