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Set of drawing instruments in case that belonged to John Rogers

Object Number: 
1955.56.2
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Steel, other metal, ivory, wood, leather, textile
Dimensions: 
case: 1 x 8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 20.3 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Set of drawing instruments and accessories, including ivory rule, two vernier calipers with detachable ivory handles, one small divider or caliper with detachable steel points, one large divider or caliper with detachable steel points and extension, one medium size divider or caliper with steel points, one small vernier caliper point, one large vernier caliper point, one small plain point, one large plain point, one small pencil point, one large pencil point (without pencil), and one small, octagonal slab of metal with two prongs on one side; in red leather covered wooden case with hinged lid, fitted interior, and tan velvet lining.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these drawing instruments were used by the sculptor John Rogers (1829-1904), father of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Katherine R. Rogers
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group