Drafting Tools - Boxed Set, Australia, circa 1930s-1940s Object Reg. No: SH 922906

Set of drafting tools 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.
Set of drafting tools in a lined wooden case. There are six different stainless steel tools/parts in the case.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Marjorie Morgan, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.00 cm (Height), 6.50 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)

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: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: drafting tools
User: Herbert Kann, circa 1930s

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


Vanessa Luce Posted on 10 Aug 2013 12:10 AM
I have a set of drafting tools and would like to date them. Look as though they may possibly be from the 1920's or 1930's. Two pieces in the set have ivory handles. where do I go to get them dated? Thanks for any help. Vanessa in Johnson City, Texas

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