Rabone 1462 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Rules
Manufacturer: John Rabone And Sons
Tool Type: Caliper Rule
Model No: 1462
The John Rabone And Sons rule number 1462 is a very small caliper rule
made from boxwood with brass fittings.
The boxwood rule is 3 inch long and is marked out in inches with 1/8 inch increments on the front side. The rear is marked out on one edge in inches with 1/16 inch increments, the other edge is marked out in centimeters with 1 millimetre increments.
The rule has a sliding brass caliper rule with measurements on the brass caliper. The caliper feature is ideal for measuring the thickness of on an object; traditionally rope or wire.
Note: There appears to have been different versions of this rule made with different measurement markings.
"No 1462" - found on the top face of the rule.
"J Rabone And Sons, Makers, Made In England" - found along the edge of the rule.
"Made In England, No 1462" - found on the top face of the rule.
"J Rabone And Sons, Makers" - found along the edge of the rule.
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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 on them which can obscure the numbers.
Roy - I have a Rabone Caliper No 1462 which all the calibrations are imperial, has
anybody got any idea of the age of it, I know in must be pre 1964.
Andrew - So is mine, all imperial. It has the angular head as in the picture under 2. Rule Construction and looks identical to this. Sorry I was also searching for dates when I came across this wonderful site.
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