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Carpenter Wood Folding Ruler, Revere, Vintage Primitive

Carpenter Wood Folding Ruler, Revere, Vintage Primitive

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  • Pattern:  Folding Wood Ruler
  • Made in: USA
  • Vintage:  1950's - 1960's
  • Details:   This is a very old wood carpenter ruler (or rule), made by Revere.  This ruler has been used a lot, it is worn, the brass is rusty, but still workable. There's nothing that can imitate the patina that comes with using and appreciating a tool every day, if you appreciate a well loved rusty, crusty item, this is for you. It has engraved graduations on both sides and some of the numbers and markings are very worn but still legible.  This will make a great gift for someone who appreciates time worn items, the primitive look.  Also, makes for great garage or man-cave decor.  We have two more rulers listed (Stanley and Lufkin), if you'd like all 3, please contact us for a 20% discount code.  
  • Material:  Wood / Brass
  • Dimensions:  72 inches Long
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.   Average Condition.  The brass hinges are rusty but they still work, ruler can be opened in its entirety.  The letter, numbers and measurements are worn but still legible.  If you like the rusty, crusty, primitive look, this one is for you.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  
Rulers, also known as 'rules', were invented to try and standardize measurements based on the human anatomy, such as the foot and the hand.  The first ruler was a measuring rod made of copper alloy and it dated from 2650 BC.  In 1500 BC there were ivory rulers used by the Indus Valley Civilization. Some findings in Lothal proved that there was a ruler which was calibrated to 1.6 millimeters, and it was 4400 years old.  first folding ruler was invented by Anton Ullrich, and the first flexible ruler was made in 1902.  By the 17th century, rulers were marked in inches, with smaller, fractional lengths coming later.  However, very long rulers were very impractical for the working man, so carpenters and tool makers  came up with a way to fold their wooden rulers so the tool would be easy to store and move from job to job. More specialized types of rulers include rules used by lumbermen and loggers. The majority of rulers, like those from Chapin-Stephens, Lufkin, and Stanley, were made of woods such as boxwood, some were made of bone and others were even carved from ivory, which are among the most expensive available to tool collectors today.

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