Distograph [MacMillan's]

A. W. MacMillan, Manufacturer

1918
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Maker and Role
A. W. MacMillan, Manufacturer
Production Date
1918
Description
Grey covered cardboard box lid with name of product and manufacturer on top and a diagram, information and instructions inside lid. Metal distograph with distance measurements. Grey covered cardboard box base with pencil markings written on bottom. Small metal disc.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Paper/Cardboard
Signature/Marks and Type
MACMILLAN'S / DISTOGRAPH / MANUFACTURED / BY / A. W. MACMILLAN / 43RD ST, & ELLIS AVE. / CHICAGO. ILL. Printed
[picture, description, instructions for distograph] HANDLE; BEFORE USING / DISTOGRAPH / PLACE THIS / POINTER / OPPOSITE FIGURE / WHICH CORRES- / PONDS WITH YOUR / OWN HEIGHT; LOOK AT / BASE / OF SUBJECT; HORIZONTAL / DISTANCE / BETWEEN EYE / AND SUBJECT / WILL BE SEEN / HERE; TOP EDGE / OF THIS SIGHT / MUST BE IN / LINE WITH / FLOOR / UNDER SUBJECT; PAT. JAN.8-1918 ; MNF'D BY A. W. MACMILLAN, 43RD ST. & ELLIS AVE., CHICAGO Label
MACMILLAN'S / DISTOGRAPH / PAT. JAN.8.18 Label
$1.50 / 40 Hand-written
4'10 5'0 5'2 5'4 5'6 5'8 5'10 6'0 6'2 Printed
100 / 50 / 25 / 20 / 15 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 5 Printed
Accession No
2015.107
Credit Line
A. W. MacMillan. 1918. Distograph [MacMillan's], 2015.107. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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