I have a weakness for brass tools, though it’s usually tempered by my budget. I found this folding brass meter rule on eBay and happened to have the funds, so I snapped it up. There is no maker’s mark on it anywhere. I also have a hard time figuring how it was effectively used. Whereas our Lufkin brand folding rulers stay rigid when unfolded, the meter rule has very loose joints. It’s like trying to measure with a piece of chain. I guess in a moment of desperation you could lay it out on the board you wanted to measure. It’s very small when fully collapsed and measured out in centimeters and millimeters. I still think it’s a cool find. I’ve never seen anything like it before.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!