Object Type: Record
In Collection: Artifacts Collection
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Title: Ink stamp, Oscar Ruffini
Description: Ink stamp. Embossed: Oscar Ruffini, Architect, San Angelo, Texas. Placed in a box with a sample of the stamp paper.
Description: Historical Note: Oscar Ruffini, an architect based in San Angelo, Texas, was born on August 10, 1858 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was apprenticed to an architect in Cleveland as a teen, and from 1875 to 1877 he apparently worked for architect George W. Rapp in Cincinnati. He spent time in Austin, Texas working as a draftsman in the late 1870s for his brother, Frederick Ernst Ruffini, an architect. He may have spent some time between 1878 and 1880 in France. He worked for his brother again in 1883, taking a break to work in Detroit for six months as a draftsman for Elijah E. Myers, designer of the Texas State Capitol. Ruffini returned to Austin and his brother's office, working as a draftsman and supervisor on projects including the main By 1884 he had moved to San Angelo to oversee construction of the Tom Green County courthouse.
Description: Related Collection: Ruffini collection at the Texas State Archives.
Item identifier: ATF0001
Collection: Artifacts collection
Date range of creation: 1880 to 1890
Source: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1961/001
Container information: Artifact Box 0218
Subject: Ruffini, Oscar, 1858-1957
Type: Writing Devices
Type: Stamp, Name
Medium: Wood (plant material)
Citation information: ATF0001, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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Size or duration: 3 in x 1.5 in x 1 in