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Forum topic by Carey Mitchell posted 08-25-2016 01:15 AM 350 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Carey Mitchell

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08-25-2016 01:15 AM

This little rule belonged to my great grandfather (1857-1952), who I can barely recall ( I’m 72). I have had it since I was a kid but have never understood its function. The old timers produced tools for specific uses and I am sure this had one.

Anyone have any idea of the name and use?

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#1 posted 08-25-2016 01:25 AM

An old pocket rule. My grand father had one got it somewhere stowed away. pretty sure that’s the proper name and it was used for what ever you needed a small rule for. architects, draftsmen lay outs, . Does the end pull out?

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 01:00 PM

I have one also. There’s some more info on this link …

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