Ruler - Drafting, Boxed, circa 1930s-1940s Object Reg. No: SH 922907

Summary:
Drafting ruler in a box which belonged to Herbert Kann. Herbert was living and working in Singapore with his parents when he was detained as an enemy alien and transported to Australia for internment at Tatura. He was released from Tatura in 1942 at the age of 33. He married fellow Austrian Jew Marion Edith and worked as a fitter, draughtsman and electrical engineer in Melbourne.
Description:
White drafting ruler with metal slide in cardboard box.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Marjorie Morgan, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 20.00 mm (Height), 310.00 mm (Width), 50.00 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: measurements of box lying flat with ruler inside.

More information

Tagged with: drafting, trades, internment camps, world war ii 1939-1945, jewish immigration, displaced persons, refugees, austrian immigration, jewish communities
Themes this item is part of: Herbert Carl Kann, Austrian Jewish Migrant & Electrical Engineer, 1940, Engineering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Kann Family, Austrian Jewish Migrants, 1940s
Primary Classification: TRADES
Secondary Classification: Drafting
Tertiary Classification: measuring instruments
User: Herbert Kann, circa 1930s

Probably used in Austria and Singapore
User: Herbert Kann, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1990s

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