Signs To Indicate Measurements


The small circle (°) is always used to designate degree. Thus 10° means ten degrees.

Feet are indicated by the single mark '; and two closely allied marks " are for inches. Thus five feet ten inches should be written 5' 10". A large cross (×) indicates the word "by," and in expressing the term six feet by three feet two inches, it should be written 6' × 3'2".

The foregoing figures give some of the fundamentals necessary to be acquired, and it may be said that if the boy will learn the principles involved in the drawings he will have no difficulty in producing intelligible work; but as this is not a treatise on drawing we cannot go into the more refined phases of the subject.