John Rabone And Sons Rule - Caliper 1

john rabone rule 1
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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Category: Old Rules

Manufacturer: John Rabone And Sons

Tool Type: Rule

Model No: caliper 1

This John Rabone And Sons small caliper rule weighs in at 3 inches long.

The rule is not marked with a model number so we have given it the reference number 'caliper 1'.

This caliper rule is made from boxwood and fitted with a brass caliper rule and brass edge fittings.

The boxwood part of the rule is marked out in inches with 1/8 inch increments on the front side. The rear side is marked out on one edge in inches with 1/16 inch increments, the other edge is marked out in inches with 1/8 inch increments.

The sliding brass caliper rule is marked with measurements in inches with various incremental measurements.

The caliper feature is ideal for measuring the thickness of on an object; traditionally rope or wire.


Rule Markings

"J Rabone And Sons, Birmingham" - found along the edge of the rule.


Manufactured Dates

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Are There Any Problems / Issues With This Tool?

john rabone rule 1

If the rule hasn't been looked after or if the rule has been heavily used, the numbers can be worn/faded.

The brass sliding caliper can sometimes be seized up when the tool hasn't been used for a long time.

Sometimes these rules have paint, ink or oil on them which can obscure the numbers.


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