Beam Compass

2001/002

Riefler R2 stainless steel beam compass (c.1975)

SKU: 2001/002 Categories: ,

Description

Riefler R2 stainless steel beam compass in two sections extending to 1 m (approx) and other attachments in original case (c.1975). Used to draw circles and arcs of circles of up to 1 m radius

Riefler was founded by Clemens Riefler (1820-76) in 1841 following his apprenticeship with Ertel in Munich. The “Round System” of compasses, for which the firm is famous, was patented by his son Sigmund in 1877. The firm was located in Bavaria, with premises in Nesselwang and Munchen (Munich). Riefler continues today in Nesselwang, making drafting furniture and CAD equipment.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2001/002

Item Type

Short Description

Riefler R2 beam compass

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1975

Sub-items

Case with blue velvet lining

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

Outside of case "RIEFLER R2 Made in Western Germany". Inside case "RIEFLER verchrout-rostfrei"

Dimensions (mm)

Box: 588 x 120 x 29

Donor

Date Donated

July 2001

Materials

Stainless steel

Condition

Good

Display Location