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Arthur U. Craig,
Teacher of Mechanical Drawing

Mechanical Drawing.

The department of Mechanical Drawing is equipped with thirty desks, each of which is supplied with drawing boards, triangle, rule, pencil, eraser, and tree square. In addition to the above there are twenty sets of drawing instruments, irregular curves, engineer scales, beam compass, calipers, blue print frame, etc. Working drawings are made from bricks, joints, bolts, valves, pulleys, couplings, crank hangers, etc.

The course in Mechanical Drawing is taught with two objects in view-its educational and technical values, emphasis being placed upon the latter. The educational training has for its object the developing of those habits which will make for social control and efficiency yet inseparably connected with this is the technical or informational value. While the technical training has for  its object the giving of such knowledge as will be of value to the machinist, the carpenter, or the engineer, the educational side is kept in mind. Both are so closely bound together that it is impossible to give one without the other; consequently, the work of this department is correlated with the work of the school.

Special work for advanced pupils is offered in patent office drawing, machine design, sheet metal drafting, and furniture designing. A special course of commercial drawing is offered for those who take the business course. 

The course for girls is the same as for the boys except the drawings made are of objects used in or connected with their home life. 

Individual instruction is given and the most recent commercial drafting-room practice is followed. 

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