Rabone 1908 Square Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Squares
Manufacturer: John Rabone And Sons
Tool Type: Try and Mitre Square
Model No: 1908
The John Rabone And Sons number 1908 is a try and mitre square from
the massive John Rabone And Sons measuring tool range.
The square has a cast iron stock with a 45 degree angle for marking mitres.
The stock has a black finish on the inner faces of the stock.
The stock faces are marked 'Rabone'.
The blade is marked on one side 'J.Rabone & Sons, Birmingham, Made In England'.
This particular square had a 10 inch rule. I believe this square was made with other length rules.
The blade is marked out in inches up 10 inches which are further broken down to 1/16" increments.
The blade had the measurement markings on both sides.
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Louis - Went through my grandfathers tools and found a old rusted square, went and
cleaned it up, and saw the markings J Rabone & Sons 1908 would like to know the
date, also have a Diston Saw date of it 1844. Have some Stanley planes and some
other tools that i still need to clean... Greetings from SAfrica
FindMyTool - Thank you Louis and hello to South Africa. So happy to hear you are keeping your grandfathers tools alive for future generations, they are built to last, just need a spring clean and they are back in business. I don't have the date for this currently, I will keep a look out for the relevant literature and put it here as soon as I find it. Thanks
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