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View of the von Braun engineering tools exhibit.

Picture 3 of 3.

View of the engineering tools themselves: A Dietzgen drafting tool set ("Made in U.S.A."), a drawing triangle, and a slide rule.

The "drafting tool set" is a "Dietzgen Commander Drawing Instruments" set. While looking for additional information on this particular set, I found that Dietzgen is still in business today, although no longer seems to sell this particular product line. I was surprised to find that like-new versions of this set can be had on eBay for less than $20, or for as low as $5 if you don't mind if it's "missing 3 pieces."

The sign in the desk drawer reads


Dietzgen Drafting Tool Set
On loan from Dr. Margit von Braun

 
Drafting tools and slide rule in the von Braun desk in the Apollo:  When We Went to the Moon exhibit
Time picture taken Sat Jun 22 10:21:48 2019
Location picture taken Apollo: When We Went to the Moon Exhibit
Space Hall
"Old" Museum
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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