Vintage Antique Carpenter's Cattle Bone And Brass Folding Rule Ruler Nice For Sale
FOR SALE: Antique Vintage Carpenters Ruler.
I don't know much about its age but itis nicely made of cattle boneand brass
Very Nicely Made in nice shapeOn Feb-20-13 at 17:55:58 PST, seller added the following information:
UPDATE: I have been contacted by someone that is knowledgeable abou these and have been told it may actually be boxwood and to look closer for markings. It took a loupe but it does STEPHENS & CO. RIVERTON CT US am sincerely sorry for any misrepresentation or confusion.On Feb-20-13 at 20:26:13 PST, seller added the following information:
Just added new photos.
All the hinges are very crisp meaning they are not sloppy but they are not stiff either. They move freely but are nice and precise/tight. Not worn out from my best estimation.
The leafs all fold in nicely and precisely on themselves. No excessive gaping. No signs of misalignment.
There are a couple of pins that loch the leafs together whenfolded upon each other. One of those pins appears to be />On Feb-20-13 at 20:36:34 PST, seller added the following information:
There is also what appears to be a small hairline crack in the corner where the leafs fold it can be seen in picture 2 and 3. In the corner of the metal where the radius and edge of the rule meet....on the 14 and 10 increment sides.
Sorry this information is coming in spurts. I am getting an education on the fly from some very helpful and knowledgeable members as to what I actually have, what collectors look for, how to analyze the piece for these thingsand how to convey this to them.
Thank you to those membersOn Feb-20-13 at 20:38:16 PST, seller added the following information:
Sorry I meant images 3 and 4On Feb-20-13 at 20:45:18 PST, seller added the following information:
The outside when folded has slightly more yellowing than the inside folds. Although the photos aren't great this can be seen. Other that what is stated everything appears to be in excellent condition. The material is nice an smooth, no splits checksor splintered pieces that I can see.On Feb-20-13 at 20:48:02 PST, seller added the following information:
I am also being told it may be German silver and not brass
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