John Rabone And Sons Tailors Square - 1

john rabone and sons tailor square
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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Category: Old Squares

Manufacturer: John Rabone And Sons

Tool Type: Tailors Square

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This version of John Rabone And Sons square is a tailors square. The square measures 60cm (24 inch) by 30cm (12 inch).

This large fixed square has brass fittings at both ends and it has a pierced brass support in a heart shaped motif. This heart shaped support is inlaid into the square offering strength and giving this tailors square an elegant look. The reverse side also has a solid brass plate in the corner to add further strength. This brass plate has measurement marks inscribed on the plate.

The square is made by John Rabone And Sons of Birmingham, England.

This tailors square is marked out in various measurements on both side of the square. The measurements include increments in inches and various micro-increments of inches.

The rear of this large wooden Rabone square rule is marked out in inches with 1/8" increments.

The front of the square has numerous different measurements.

The measurements along the longest arm include:

      - inches with 1/8" increments.
      - two thirds of an inch measurements broken down with four increments.
      - one third of an inch measurements broken down with two increments.
      - one sixth of an inch measurements broken down with two and four increments.

The measurements along the shorter arm include:

      - one eighth of an inch measurements broken down with two and four increments.
      - one quarter of an inch measurements broken down with two increments.
      - one half of an inch measurements broken down with two increments.
      - inches with 1/4" increments.

The square rule is also marked with the titles '2/3rds', '3rds', '6ths', '8ths', '4ths' and 'halves'.

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