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Antique Bone Metal Folding Rule Ruler 24" No. 87 Tool Chapin Stephens Yqz For Sale
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My dad almost never went anywhere without a folding rule in his pocket, so this item really reminds me of him. This is an amazing invention built to stand up to the vigorous use by craftsmen in their trades. A 24 inch ruler that folds on itself into a device that measures 6.25 x 1, ready to be put to use at a moments notice to get an accurate measurement for whatever project is at hand which can easily be retracted back into its compact state.
This is marked "The Chapin Stephens Co. Pine Meadow Conn. I think that is followed by USA, but that part is worn and hard to read. This is labeled as No. 87. The inches are incised into the white material, along with the fractions thereof, half, quarter, eighth; twelfths on the opposite side and sixteenths on the reverse.
The hinges are working just as they should, snug, but not too loose or too tight, and the sections fit together crisply. It is a good piece of workmanship even all these years later.
Here is some information on the company that manufactured this piece.
Chapin-Stephens Co. Union Factory Pine Meadow, Connecticut
Planes, Rules, Calipers, Combination Tools, Levels, Screwdrivers, Spoke Shaves, Box Scrapers, and more.
Hermon Chapin's Son Co. (est. 1897) and D.H. Stephens & Co. (est. 1861) merged to form this company in 1901. A number of mergers and buyouts including the Chapin name began with Hermon Chapin, a maker of wood planes. He was the father of Edward M. Chapin, George W. Chapin and Philip E. Chapin, who succeeded him as H Chapin & Sons in 1860, then H. Chapin's Sons, H. Chpain's Son, and H. Chapin's Son & Co.
Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 10 x 8 x 6 box.
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Antique Bone Metal Folding Rule Ruler 24" No. 87 Tool Chapin Stephens Yqz: $311