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TypeModel No.MakerCountryConstruction
DateScale LengthArea of Use
Folding Yardstick
Folding Yardstick
United Kingdom
Wood & Brass
36 inches
General measuring

Notes: "This is essentially a yardstick, but in a form usually reserved for dipping rods or barrel gauging tools. Interestingly, all of the markings are on the faces that are exposed when it is folded up; all the other faces are blank. It is 9.5"" long when folded and 36"" long when opened. 8 faces are exposed when it is folded, and four of those have the inch markings. The other for faces have embellishment lines and a handful of markings that mean nothing to me. They might be trade-specific gauge points, but there is nothing to tell what they are for. "

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