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Forum topic by yag113 posted 11-07-2013 05:38 PM 709 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2013 05:38 PM

Does anyone know the purpose of the little brass end on this antique folding ruler?

-- Shore Wildlife Rehab


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#1 posted 11-07-2013 05:43 PM

It looks like a hinge for the next length with the wood missing.

BJ

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 05:44 PM

Is is part of the hinge for the rest of ruler. Some older rulers folded out to 36+ inches

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 06:10 PM

You only have half the ruler.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 10:49 PM

Duh!!!! I hadn’t even noticed the numbers on the opposite side were 13 to 24! Thanks guys!!! I had a blonde girl moment! Thanks for the help!

-- Shore Wildlife Rehab

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