My friend Brady found this beauty while cleaning out his studio. It’s simply amazing! The different typefaces are cool, it must have looked very mod in its day.
The ‘Engineering Appliance Company’ is alas, no longer in business. The San Francisco street address is now condos and a google search returned no results.
And there she is! The Incredimazing Ellips Ease
Update: Thought I’d have another try to get more info on this beauty. Google refuses to accept ‘ellips’ as a spelling and keeps adding the ‘e’ to correct me. Everything that showed up in the results pertained to the software tool that all drawing software include. Except for this little gem:
A safe, stable compass for making circles and ellipses, having a stable rotating platform with a variably adjustable arm that allows the device to be self-supporting upon a surface and to be easily rotated in any one of a variety of directions around a single rotating point. The invention allows persons of limited manual dexterity to apply force in one location and then to rotate the entire device around this one point.