Set of "Pracision" Drafting Tools, Used by Leo Goossen, 1925-1941

Summary

Leo Goossen (1892-1974) ranks among the most influential engine designers in American auto racing history. Goossen engines, built first with Harry Miller and then with Fred Offenhauser, dominated the Indianapolis 500 for the better part of 50 years. Goossen used these drafting tools while creating or refining many of his designs.

Leo Goossen (1892-1974) ranks among the most influential engine designers in American auto racing history. Goossen engines, built first with Harry Miller and then with Fred Offenhauser, dominated the Indianapolis 500 for the better part of 50 years. Goossen used these drafting tools while creating or refining many of his designs.

Artifact

Drafting equipment

Date Made

1925-1945

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2016.117.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Don Marshall.

Material

Metal
Wood (Plant material)
Cloth

Dimensions

Height: 1.875 in  (box)

Width: 12.875 in  (box)

Length: 7.5 in  (box)

Inscriptions

on tag inside lid of box: Pracision / D. P. / E.O. Richter & Company

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