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Object Name Rule, Folding
Catalog Number 1993.8.157
Maker Upson Nut Co.
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Boxwood & Brass
Dimensions H-1 W-12.25 D-0.25 inches
Description This is a boxwood two foot brass mounted four fold ruler. It is marked in 1/8" gradients on one side and 1/16" on the reverse. It has a "round" rule joint
Notes Collected by the donor over the last 30 years from barns, storage sheds and antique stores in north central Kentucky and probably souther Indiana and Ohio as well. Used for measuring the inside of an opening such as a doorway or window, calibrated to be read directly in the extended position.
Collection George Underhill Collection
People Upson Nut Co.
Subjects Measurement
Building construction
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS