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Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Julian Abele Cook Sr., American, 1904 - 1986  Search this
Medium:
copper alloy with steel and lacquer
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6 × 1 7/8 × 3/16 in. (15.2 × 4.7 × 0.4 cm)
Type:
tools
compasses (drawing instruments)
Date:
mid-20th Century
Description:
A German silver metal Songenner II drawing compass, owned and used by architect Julian Abele Cook, Sr. The compass is constructed of copper alloy with steel drawing leg ends and a faded orange lacquer throughout. The compass features a short and ridged handle, straight legs, and an adjustable hinge.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Peter Cook in honor of Julian Francis Abele and Julian Abele Cook, Sr.
Object number:
2021.95.7
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
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Tools and Equipment-Crafting-Artistic-Image-making
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c376c64d-a5d7-4611-a187-747457d48036
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.95.7