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Manufactured by:
L. L. Ridgway Enterprises, Inc., American, founded 1936  Search this
Owned by:
John S. Chase, American, 1925 - 2012  Search this
metal, plastic, backing
H x W x D (opened): 10 1/16 × 11 3/4 × 13/16 in. (25.5 × 29.8 × 2 cm)
H x W x D (closed): 10 1/16 × 6 1/8 × 13/16 in. (25.5 × 15.5 × 2 cm)
kits (sets)
drafting, drawing and writing equipment
cases (containers)
Place made:
Germany, Europe
Place used:
Houston, Harris County, Texas, United States, North and Central America
mid-late 20th century
Case for a drafting tool kit used by architect John S. Chase. The black cover, slightly stained, has a gray interior. The center of the center of the cover is imprinted with [Ridgway's]. On the upper spine is [Made in Germany]. The case has an interior base to house tools. There are two (2) metal snap closures on the right side of the base which secure to the snap closures on the front cover. There are short films of clear plastic, partially warped, which fold over to cover the tools. Inside is a green fabric base with indents for each of the tools. There are eight (8) separate tools, including compasses, lead, and a ruling pen, in the kit. Some of the slots are empty. The reverse is blank.
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Building Arts  Search this
Design  Search this
Labor  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Drucie Rucker Chase
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture