Meeker's
Mechanical
Nature Antiques
Larry and Carole
Meeker

Purveyors of Americana
Patented & Mechanical Antiques
www.Patented-Antiques.com

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530-748-7297
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 Antique & Vintage
Rules - Rulers - Tapes Attachments
& Other Measuring Devices


Stanley Rule & Level Co. & Other
Boxwood Rules / Rulers / Tapes


# 68 Boxwood Carpenters Rule2 # 68 Boxwood Carpenters Rules   One marked Stanley #68, the other just Stanley.  Both are nice. 

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TX-R-S68t                TX-R-S68b  

Good + . . . . . 10.00 / Choice

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Lufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Ruler w/ 2 BevelsLufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Ruler w/ 2 Bevels   NOS Like new condition.  These are getting hard to find in this nice condition. 

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OAK-R-LUF42

Fine  . . . . . $60.00

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Lufkin No 771 (84) Brassbound Boxwood Carpenters RuleLufkin No 771 (84) Brassbound Boxwood Carpenters Rule  Nice as one could ask for noting a slight bend in one leg when unfolded!

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TX-LUF-771

Fine  . . . . . 30.00

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Chapin / Chapin Stevens & Other American Makers
Rules / Rulers / Tapes


C. S. Co. No. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / RuleC. S. Co. No. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / Rule   C. S. Co. stands for Chapin Stevens of Pine Meadow CT.  Minty nice overall condition.  Unusual. 

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TX-R-CS-42

Fine . . . . . $75.00

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No. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / RuleNo. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / Rule   Unmarked Ok overall condition.

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TX-R-NN42

Good - . . . . . $20.00

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No. 036 The Chapin - Stevens Carpenters Boxwood Rule with Bevel & LevelNo. 036 The Chapin - Stephens Boxwood Architects Rule with Bevel & Level  Marked as the title indicates.  A very nice example.  

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TX-R-CS036-2

Fine  . . . . . 120.00

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Terrell Hardware Co. Ollie Iowa Advertising Ruler"Terrell Hardware Co." Ollie Iowa Advertising Ruler  An interesting 2' 3 fold advertising ruler. Looks like they sold it all, from windmills and gas engines to vehicles and hardware. From a small town in nowhere ville Iowa w/ a current population of about 200. Very nice condition!

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CYN-IOWA-RULE

Fine . . . . . $25.00

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The Golden Rule Rules to live by Ruler"The Golden Rule"   Folding Ruler w/ Biblical Rules to Live By.  An interesting 1' 2 fold faux ivory ruler. Quotes from the Bible that use to carry some meaning, but today are mostly thrown out as just slogans. Very nice condition!

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CYN-GOLD-RULE

Fine . . . . . $15.00

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Holtzapffel & Co. 64 Charing Cross London Ivory Rule / Protractor for Architects / NavigationHoltzapffel & Co. 64 Charing Cross London 6" Ivory Rule / Sector / Protractor for Architects / Navigation  This Ivory Rule is marked with the famous English engine, lathe, and tool manufacturer' name Holtzapffel & Co. It is configured similar to a Architects Rule with numerous scales and a protractor on the perimeter. Rules like this are usually found in boxed drafting sets, or traveling Shagreen cases associated with navigation or architects. The overall condition is very nice.

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AMN-HOLTZ-SECTOR

Fine  . . . . . .$125.00

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"Sub Grade Rod #218" by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal.   I have never seen or heard of this "Sub Grade Rod" before, and neither has Google. This unusual measurement device is NOS in its case. Google does recognize the maker, and he was Oakland's official draftsman back in the 1920s. He also lived in Chico and applied for the chief engineer job there about the same time. That is all the info I could find. No mention of a patent or reference to this type of device would come up.

I am guessing that Mr. L. A. Batham was sent out to a lot of job sites to measure footings and got tired of bending down to read the tape to see if they were the proper depth. Below the name stamp is a window with a ruler that one would read the depth of the footing or trench - below grade while holding it in the trench and reading the scale while standing erect The total travel range of the two sliding sticks is less than 2 feet. That is about what code here calls for with footings and stem walls. That is my guess anyway.

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SR-SG-ROD

Fine  . . . . . $275.00

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