The following may be found in the library of the Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology




Abercrombie, T. R. Applied Architectural Drawing. The Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee, 1947.

Adams, C.L. Mechanical Drawing Technique & Working Methods for Technical Students. Geo. H. Ellis Co. Printers. Boston, 1905.

Akpan, Eloise. The Story of William Stanley | A Self-Made Man. Eloise Akpan, London, 2000. Published by Eloise Akpan.

Allen, Cecil J. A Century of Scientific Instrument Making 1853-1953. Published for W. F. Staney & Co., Ltd., New Eltham, London, 1953.

Alpern, Andrew (forward). Catalogue of the Andrew Alpern Collection of Drawing Instruments at the Avery Collection of Fine Arts Library. Norton & Company, 2010.

Alteneder, Theodore. Points About Drawing Instruments. Modern facsimile reproduction of 1889 edition. 

Baynes, Ken, and Pugh, Francis. The Art of the Engineer. Overlook Press, New York, 1981.

Booker, P.J. A History of Engineering Drawing. Chatto & Windus, London. 1963. 

Clute, Eugene. Drafting Room Practice. The Pencil Points Press. NY, 1928.

Dawes, Howard. Instruments of the Imagination | A History of Drawing Instruments in Britain 1600-1850. The Dawes Trust Ltd., 2009. ISBN 095510891-8

French, Lester Gray. Working Drawings and Drafting Room Kinks. Modern facsimile reproduction of 1911 edition originally published by The Industrial Press, New York.

Gerbino, Anthony and Stephen Johnston. Compass and Rule | Architecture as Mathematical Practice in England 1500-1750. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, in association with Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, and Yale Center for British Art, 2009. ISBN 978-0-300-15093-3

Hambly, Maya. Drawing Instruments 1580-1980. Sotheby’s Publications, 1988. ISBN 0-85667-341-2

Johnston, George Barnett. Drafting Culture | A Social History of Architectural Graphic Standards. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2008. ISBN 978-0-262-10122-6

Johnston, Philip D. A Manual of Mechanical Drawing. David Williams Company, Publishers, 1903

Kenison, Ervin and McKinney, James. Mechanical Drawing. American Technical Society, 1943.

Kolesch & Company. Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Drawing, Tracing Papers, Sun Print Papers and Equipments, Drawing Instruments and Materials. Modern reproduction of 1917 edition.

MacCord, Charles William. Practical Hints for Draughtsmen. John Wiley & Sons, 15 Astor Place, New York, 1888.

Pearsall, R. Collecting and Restoring Scientific Instruments,  David & Charles, 1974, ISBN: 0715363549

Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C., editor. Tools of the Imagination: Drawing Tools and Technologies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2007. ISBN 1-56898-599-1

Riches, David M. Collecting Drawing Instruments. Hexagon Press, 2012. ISBN-13: 9781906600587

Rose, Joshua. Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught: Comprising Instructions in the Selection and Preparation of Drawing Instruments, Elementary Instruction in Practical Mechanical Drawing. Henry Carey Baird & Co. Philadelphia, 1887

Scott-Scott, Michael. Drawing Instruments1850-1950. Shire Publications Ltd. UK, 1986. Album 180. ISBN 0-85263-835-3.

Sherman, Christopher E. The Theory and Practice of Lettering. Sixth Edition. Midland Publishing Company. Columbus, Ohio, 1904.

Stanley, W. F. A Descriptive Treatise on Mathematical Drawing and Measuring Instruments. | Their Construction, Uses, Qualities, Selection, Preservation and Suggestions for Improvements. E. and F. N. Upon, London , 1866. (Modern facsimile reproduction, 2015).

Stephan, Walter G. Drawing Instruments--Their Use and Abuse. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1908

Sutcliffe, G. Lister, editor; Underhill, Roy, consultant. Compendium of Drawing & Drawing Instruments. Reproduction of 1902 edition. ISBN 0-918678-579

Turner, Gerard L'E. Scientific Instruments 1500-1900 An Introduction. Philip Wilson Publishers. University of California Press, 1998. ISBN 0 85667-491-5

Tweedale, Geoffrey. Calculating Machines and Computers. Shire Publications Ltd. Album No. 247.1990. ISBN 0-7478-0080-4.

Walker, George R. and Jim Tolpin. By Hand and Eye. Lost Art Press, Fort Mitchell, KY., 2013. ISBN 0985077751

Warren, Edward S. A Manual of Drafting Instruments and Operations. John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1872.

Woolman, George S. Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Mathematical Instruments and Materials for Drawing, Surveying, and Civil Engineering. Modern facsimile reproduction of 1882 edition originally published by G.S. Woolman, 116 Fulton Street, New York.




Alteneder, Theodore and Sons. Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue and Price List of Drawing Instruments, Protractors, Scales, etc. Modern facsimile reproduction of 1892 edition originally published in Philadelphia.

Charles Bruning Co., Inc. General Catalog, 13th edition. 1939.

Dietzgen Company. Catalog of Eugene Dietzgen Company. Manufacturers of Blue Print Papers, Drafting Room Supplies, Surveying Instruments and Accessories, Measuring Tapes. 1931.

Dietzgen Company. Use and Care of Drawing Instruments-With Instructive Exercises. Pamphlet. 1943

Keuffel & Esser Co. Catalog. 1954. 42nd edition. Drafting, Reproduction & Surveying, Equipment & Materials, Slide Rules, Measuring Tapes.

Stanley, W.F. Catalogue of Stanley Thirty-Third “A” edition, with loose price list. 1961.

U.S. Blue Print Paper Company. Drawing Materials Catalog. Chicago.