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Offline Billy stray

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Old ruler barn find..
« on: January 27, 2016, 06:25 PM »
I found these in an old barn on the property of a house I'm working on, anybody know anything about them or where I can go to find out ?
Ones a Stanley the other a Lufkin
« Last Edit: January 27, 2016, 06:29 PM by Billy stray »
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Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2016, 10:23 PM »
As i was growing up and playing with my fathers tools he had a couple of these, as I recall he called them Blindmans Rulers mainly because the makings were large and easy to read. I still have one of these and use it often, it is folded at 9" and opens up to 36"  I find it handy to use both in the shop and my home.

Take care of them and use them often

Sal
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Offline Tinker

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 06:34 AM »
As with Sal, I remember those rules from my dad's shop.  I might even have them kicking around somewhere in the deep cravases of my shop.  Last week, I came across a strange tool from his stuff that I had never seen before.  I have not taken a picture of it but some might know or be familiar with.  I had to look it up to figure what it is.  Stanley #49 bit gauge.  Once I found it, it became obvious how to use it.  I still have a couple of old bit braces and several twist bits that I pull out to use once in a while.  eventually, I will give my old #49 a whirl.
Tinker
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Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 08:19 AM »
I have a few of each style.

I may or may not have a small ruler collection.

Offline JD2720

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 09:14 AM »
Billy,

Your post made me remember about some rules that I have had stored away for over 20 years.

I found some information on another forum. I am not sure I can post a link to another forum here, so I will pm it to you.



I have not seen another one of these. It is a 6 foot sliding rule. Each section telescopes out, instead of folding.




Offline Billy stray

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2016, 09:40 AM »
Wow, u are for sure the ruler king ...nice !
I wouldn't consider myself an antique tool collector but when I come across something that I know will be more than just ambience in my shop I will hang onto it
« Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 09:43 AM by Billy stray »
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Offline Billy stray

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2016, 09:49 AM »
Oh who am I kidding, I found these also along with a craftsman table saw , gotta be 60 years old or better works great , I have no use for them but couldn't let them hit the dumpster. ....
Billy

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2016, 10:36 AM »
I found these in an old barn on the property of a house I'm working on, anybody know anything about them or where I can go to find out ?
Ones a Stanley the other a Lufkin

Check out eBay. Some of the older Stanley's get reasonable bids. Usually they are in mint condition. I have a Rabone No. 1190 from my days as an hard rock miner that is worth way more than I paid for it.

Oh who am I kidding, I found these also along with a craftsman table saw , gotta be 60 years old or better works great , I have no use for them but couldn't let them hit the dumpster. ....

If those oil cans clean up, there are folks who will buy them. Here's one on Instagram

Tim

Offline Cheese

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 12:11 PM »
Just curious with all of the hinges, joints, slides and considering they're wood, how accurate are they?

Anyone checked theirs against a standard?

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 12:44 PM »
Nice slide out rule. I have two of them, handy things.

Offline Billy stray

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 02:29 PM »
Just curious with all of the hinges, joints, slides and considering they're wood, how accurate are they?

Anyone checked theirs against a standard?

I think that very thought myself. ..
Billy

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Old ruler barn find..
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2016, 05:03 PM »
Accuracy is not really a huge concern, if you use the same ruler for the whole project.

No different then mixing tape measures.