Are you old enough to remember drafting maps & charts using
Me too. We had GIS available for an elective (it wasn't required for any of the concentrations) and the guy that taught it was much more of a data guy than a mapping guy. IIRC, @Maister and I went to the same grad school, but a couple of decades apart. I wonder how much the curriculum changed over that time...I went to a school that emphasized policy (SPEA), not mapping/geography.
My neighbor is in his 90s and was an architect for decades. I was helping him move some stuff in his basement and he had a couple stacks of old boxes with "Keuffel and Esser" labels probably from the 1950s and 1960s. They were all different sizes so I imagine they are all different things - notebooks, slide rules, drafting kits, french curves, etc. Now I'm interested to know what's in there. Next time I'm over there I'll have to ask him about all his old stuff.I have a wood box set of K&E french curves.