• That's right, a pocket knife.
  • Compass
  • Telescope
  • Clock
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers?
  • Travel Writing Desk
  • ????
  • Compass / Divider Common among Architects. - jahue1

What's in Jefferson's pockets

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What Thomas Jefferson carried around with him. Jefferson was a gadget guy.


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  1. Christopher Wegscheid 56 months ago | reply

    The small fan is a notebook with ivory pages. Jefferson would use it to take notes during the day, which he would later transcribe into permanent books. The smooth ivory allowed him to erase the notes and reuse the book the next day.

  2. b_light 56 months ago | reply

    Wow, nice bit of info Christopher. That may be the coolest thing he carried.

  3. xosky 38 months ago | reply

    is that silver thing a lighter?

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