A vintage item from the old newspaper days of linotype machines and trays of lead letters dropping into a gutter for the latest news of the day. You might wonder who would have a brass line gauge when 99 percent of them were stainless steel. This one belonged to the composing room foreman of a publishing company in Columbus, Ohio who retired in the early 1960's after 40 years. It has been recently polished to its original brilliance, but shows obvious signs of being much used as some of the lines and numbers in one area are worn, but still readable. Made by Turtle’s Standard Gauge of New York and further marked I.T.U. 5419. Patented and Made in USA. Measures 6 and 12 point type down one side and inches on the other. The back is blank with some minor use scratches and smudges. Measures 14 inches. Please disregard photo reflections that may appear in the pictures.