Drafting Brush, c. 1900
Wood and pig hair bristles
14 x 1-1/2 x 2 in.
Gift of Family of Jacqueline Lloyd Wright, 1976.10.01
Photographer: Philip MrozinskiThis wooden drafting brush with pig bristles and a long curved handle is believed to have been used by Frank Lloyd Wright early in his career while he was designing many of his most famous Prairie style buildings. It is a typical drafting tool commonly used at the turn of the century, made special by the fact that the architect’s initials “FLW” are scratched into the bottom side of the handle end.