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Rochester Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute drafting set

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0266

Scope and Contents

Rochester Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute drafting set consists of a case embossed with "Rochester Athenaeum Mechanics Institute." Inside are various drafting tools. Case also says "Made in Germany." Nine inch black case lined with green velvet fabric holds spaces for twelve individual pieces.

Dates

  • circa 1891-1944

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

A high school teacher gave this set to an individual who did not attend RIT. It is embossed with Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute on the flap, which allows for dating of the set between 1891, when the school was renamed due to the merger of the Rochester Athenaeum and the Mechanics Institute, to 1944, when the school became Rochester Institute of Technology. Mechanical drawing was the first class taught at the Mechanics Institute in 1885. Drawing was considered foundational to skilled factory work and was also taught as part of the later engineering and architecture programs.

Extent

1 Item(s) (Drafting set in its own case. )

Language

English

Overview

Set of twelve drafting tools in a case embossed with "Rochester Athenaeum Mechanics Institute."

Arrangement

The collection contains one case containing various drafting tools.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 293

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift in June 2011 from Sandra DeCarlo.

Accession number(s): 2011:061

Physical Description

One set of drafting tools in its own case. Missing one piece. Case is embossed with Rochesester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute on the inside flap.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Becky Simmons in November 2011.
Title
Rochester Athenaem & Mechanics Institute drafting set
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Becky Simmons
Date
11 November 2011
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
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