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News from the Museum of Surveying 01.22.2002

January 22, 2002
The Buy-A-Brick program, new donations and wanted auction items.

The MSPS Foundation and the Museum of Surveying in Lansing, Mich., reported that its Buy-A-Brick program has received enough donations for bricks to place a patio area in front of its signature mural adjacent to the front doors. Bricks are still being sold. If interested, contact 517/484-6605 or E-mail: museumofsurvey@acd.net.

The Museum has finished a new display featuring letters from 1919-1921 from several companies whose equipment graces the exhibit hall and ephemera belonging to Carl Keuffel Jr. The correspondence provides a glimpse into the realities of customer service and satisfaction in the early part of the 20th century.

The Keuffel ephemera consists of several small objects, including the passport of Carl Keuffel Jr., which was issued when he was a student in 1938 and documents his travels throughout Europe in 1939, and K&E promotional equipment.

David Lee Ingram donated a full-color postcard featuring the Bausch & Lomb factory in Rochester, N.Y. The card dates from the early part of the 20th century.

As the MSPS annual meeting approaches, so does the Foundation luncheon and auction. Each year the Museum of Surveying circulates the meeting looking for donations to add to the selection. Those of you who have items that can auctioned off to raise funds for the Museum can donate them by bringing the object to the MSPS meeting or sending them to:
Museum of Surveying
220 S. Museum Dr.
Lansing, MI 48933-1905.