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Old, Stanley #32, 12" 4-Fold Rule with Brass Caliper End
This vintage folding ruler is marked; Stanley No. 32 - Made in U.S.A.. I believe it is made of boxwood with brass hardware. The center is hinged with an arch type joint and the two, 3" end sections are also hinged to fold from 12" to a handy 3 5/16" pocket size with one stabilizing pin. One section is a 3" caliper rule with brass jaw and slide. The top and bottom edges of the wood, on either side, have different measuring increments, I believe these are; 8ths, 10ths, 12ths, and 16ths.
It measures about 3 5/16" long in the closed position and 12 ¼" unfolded not including the extra length of the caliper. The ruler measures about ½" wide. It is in good condition with light wear and no abuse. The sections that have been exposed the most, while it has been in the folded position, have lost a little of the original finish while the inside portions are crisp with little to no wear. The brass has some discoloration. It has not been cleaned or polished. The hinges are tight but the center hinge must have a slight tweak to it since the side aren't perfectly aligned when the rule is closed as shown in the last photo.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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