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Catalog Number 10.0006.001
Object Name Set, Lettering
Title Keuffel & Esser Leroy Lettering Set, 3245-6
Description .01 Scriber arm
.02 Pen holder 3235
.03 Scriber stand
.04 Lead sharpener 3514
.05 Leroy lead clutch 3238-2
.06 Template 3240-240C (pen 3)
.07 Template 3240-200C (pen 3)
.08 Template 3240-175C (pen 2)
.09 Template 3240-140C (pen 1)
.10 Template 3240-120C (pen 0)
.11 Template 3240-100C (pen 00)
.12 Westcott 6" Ruler
.13 Pen 1
.14 Pen 2
.15 Pen 3
.16 Pen 4
.17 Pen 5
.18 Pen 6
.19 Pen 7
.20 Pen 8
.21 Wood case
.22 Box
.23 Box slip cover

.01 Stainless steel with black plastic tail pin, adjusting screw, and grip. Some ink stains. The bottom gear is stamped "K&E Leroy, Pat. 2,050,057-58; 2,011,195--Pat. Des. 127,962."

.02 Wood painted brown and black with white "Keuffel & Esser Co. 3235." Stainless steel holder for pen tips stamped "K&E Co. Leroy."

.03 Black plastic. Insert fits gear on the bottom of the scriber. Raised "K&E" and "Keuffel & Esser Co."

.04 Pyramid of gray plastic. Hollow. Gold "K&E LeRoy 3514". Stainless steel cover stamped "Germany." Cover comes off to reveal five cutter edges.

.05 Clear plastic vial with black screw cap. Pencil leads inside. Paper wrapped inside: "Leroy Lead Clutch 3238-2, The Leroy lead clutch is inserted in the socket at the end of the scriber arm in the same way as Leroy Pens. The clutch holds any drafting leads from 0.70 in. to 0.90 in. diameter. Leroy leads No. 3238-4 are recommended." Inside are two loose leads and one in the clutch.

.06-11 White plastic rulers with engraved alphabet and straight guide. K&E is stamped in red. On the opposite side of the larger templates, or the same side on the smaller templates, are numbers and mathematical symbols. Some have ruler markings. The "C" means capitol letters only.

.12 Wood with clear varnish. Metal edge. One side is graduated in centimeters and the other in inches. Penciled on it is "Huller."

.13-20 Pens. Stainless steel. Stamped with number.

.21 Polished mohagony case with hinged lid and hook closures. Inside the lid is instructions dated "copyright 1950." A metal plate with "K&E Leroy, Keuffel & Esser Co."

.22 Cardboard box with green paper cover. Label on the end: "K&E, 3245-6, Leroy lettering set, 6 templates capitals and numbers, adj. scriber & 6 pens."

.23 Cardboard box covered with green paper. Has tape on each end.
Date c. 1951
Collection Earl and Thressa Stadtman Collection
Accession number 10.0006
Caption Keuffel & Esser Leroy Lettering Set, 3245-6
Catalog date 2010-12-03
Catalog type History
Provenance Used in Dr. Earl Stadtman's laboratory.
Number of images 1
Updated 2017-08-30
Condition Good
Organizations NIH; NHI (National Heart Institute) (1948-1968)
NIH; NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) (1976-present)
Buildings Building 3
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Stadtman, Earl R.
Levine, Rodney L.