John Rabone And Sons Rule - 1390

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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Category: Old Rules

Manufacturer: John Rabone And Sons

Tool Type: Rule

Model No: 1390 (in question, see below)


A FindMyTool reader kindly informed us this is model 1390 (in question, see below).

This John Rabone And Sons rule is a two-piece boxwood folding rule with integrated measurements on the core hinge.

The rule is marked in inches and subsets of inch measurements which when opened fully allows measurements up to 24 inches long. The rule also has 'Square' and 'Line' measurements.

This old John Rabone rule is marked 'J Rabone & Sons, Birmingham, England'.

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Rule Markings

"J.Rabone & Sons, Birmingham" - found on the face of the rule.

Manufactured Dates

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Your Say..

Peter - This is model #1390.

FindMyTool - Thank you Peter, much appreciated.

FindMyTool - UPDATE: I have put this in as #1390 however I have noticed the John Rabone 1390 rule has a sliding brass rule or is there a variation of this rule without a brass slide rule?
I will keep a lookout.


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