Mechanical Drawing. Ohio - University, Athens, Ohio. HASTINGS, tanley, iller.
Mechanical Drawing. Ohio - University, Athens, Ohio
Mechanical Drawing. Ohio - University, Athens, Ohio

Mechanical Drawing. Ohio - University, Athens, Ohio

Athens, OH: Ohio University / self-published, (ca. 1916). 28.5x21.5cm: 27pp., blueprint printed recto only. Printers self-wrappers with sheets bound by two metal brads. Contains title page, two ‘information sheets’, and 24 numbered plates. Some scuffing and soiling to wrappers. Corner of rear wrapper creased. Pages show some wear to edges, with the occasional crease or small tear, not impacting images. Better than Very Good.

A working textbook for mechanical drawing instruction covering aspects of geometry and measurement, four pages on draughtsmen's lettering (including two large alphabets), illustrations of furniture and household objects from different perspectives, machine diagrams and methods of showing threads, etc. Explanatory text and student assignments incorporated throughout. Final page outlines an assignment to draft plans for a house and to hand-letter a title page.

Stanley Miller Hastings (1889-1961) worked as a draughtsman in a tile factory before receiving his degree in Civil Engineering from Ohio University in 1915. He was an active student with a full roster of extracurriculars listed in the yearbook, including Sigma Pi Fraternity, Basketball, Glee Club, Philomathean Literary Society, Science Club, and Tennis Association.

Hastings is listed as an Assistant in Engineering and Draughting in the Ohio University course catalog for 1917-1918. On his military draft card in 1917, he identified his profession as a teacher in Athens, Ohio and employed by the State of Ohio, presumably referring to his work at Ohio University. He claimed medical exemption for ‘throat trouble’, but was listed among Active Duty Servicemen in the Sigma Pi Fraternity's 1918 Newsletter. It is uncertain whether Hastings ever fulfilled his role as instructor, or if his text was ever used.

After WWI, Hastings moved to Atlanta, Georgia and received his M.A. from Emory University. Hastings became Principal of O’Keefe Junior High School in Atlanta and served the majority of his career in that role. In 1940, he co-authored the textbook 'Democracy in America' with fellow educators from Emory, William Muthard and Cullen Gosnell, which is the only work attributed to him in OCLC.

We could locate no record of this Mechanical Drawing book, produced in the early days of Ohio University's Industrial Technology program, which began as a manual training program around 1910, and evolved into the Industrial Education Department by 1920.

Price: $400.00

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