John Rabone And Sons Try and Mitre Square - No. 1908

john rabone and sons try square 1908
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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'.

rabone square 1908

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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Your Say..

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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