Meeker's
Mechanical
Nature Antiques
Larry and Carole
Meeker

Purveyors of Americana
Patented & Mechanical Antiques
www.Patented-Antiques.com

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 Antique & Vintage
Rules - Rulers - Tapes Attachments
& Other Measuring Devices


Stanley Rule & Level Co.
Boxwood Rules / Rulers / Tapes





Stanley # 60 Boxwood RuleStanley # 60 2' 4 Fold Boxwood Rule  Double Arch Brassbound.  This rule was discontinued in 1915.  Hard to find!

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RNO-S60-RULE

Fair . . . . . $15.00

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Stanley # 36 1/2 L 1' 2 Fold Boxwood Caliper RuleStanley # 36 1/2 L 1' 2 Fold Boxwood Caliper Rule   Pretty nice!

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RNO-S51-RULE

Good +  . . . . . $12.00

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# 68 Boxwood Carpenters Rule2 # 68 Boxwood Carpenters Rules   One marked Stanley #68, the other just Stanley.  Both are nice. 

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TX-R-S68t                TX-R-S68b  

Good + . . . . . 10.00 / Choice

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Stanley N0. 68A 2' Four Fold Boxwood Carpenters RuleStanley N0. 68A 2' Four Fold Boxwood Carpenters Rule  A Sweetheart era rule, 1920 - 1930s  that shows age. 

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TX-S-68A

Good  . . . . .10.00

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Stanley 036 Architects RuleStanley 036 Architects Rule w/ Bevel & Level   This unusual combination rule, level & bevel has wear and stains.  Light pitting on blade and no level vial.   A graphic and hard to find rule!!

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TX-R-S036

Good - . . . . . . . $50.00

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Stanley # 36 & Lufkin 171 Caliper RulesStanley # 36 & Lufkin 171 Caliper Rules   6" 2 Fold rules with calipers.

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TX-R-S36-CALP    S 36 SOLD!!          TX-R-LUF171  

Good + . . . . .20.00  Choice     S 36 SOLD!!

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Lufkin Rules / Rulers / Tapes


Lufkin 386 Caliper RulesLufkin 386 Caliper Rules   1' 4 fold rules with calipers.  Note one is from Canada, and also that they are set up different from each other. Left to right, or backwards, or?

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TX-R-LUF386-1C                 TX-R-LUF386-2  

Good + . . . . .35.00  Choice

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Lufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Ruler w/ 2 BevelsLufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Ruler w/ 2 Bevels   Very nice condition.  These are getting hard to find in this nice condition. 

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TX-R-LUF42-1

Fine  . . . . . $50.00

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Lufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Bevel / RulerLufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Bevel / Ruler  Good condition.  Note the carefully done repairs to the bottom rail.  This fellow loved his rule. 

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TX-R-LUF42-2

Good - . . . . . $20.00

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Lufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Bevel / Ruler Lufkin No. 42 Ship Carpenters Bevel / Ruler  Very good condition.  A nice example

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TX-R-LUF42-2

Good + . . . . . $40.00

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Lufkin No 771 (84) Brassbound Boxwood Carpenters RuleLufkin No 771 (84) Brassbound Boxwood Carpenters Rule  Nice as one could ask for noting a slight bend in one leg when unfolded!

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TX-LUF-771

Fine  . . . . . 30.00

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Lufkin No. 386 (32) 1' 4 Fold Boxwood Caliper RuleLufkin No. 386 (32) 1' 4 Fold Boxwood Caliper Rule  This 1' 4 fold boxwood rule w/ caliper is in very nice overall condition!

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TX-R-LUF386

Fine . . . . . . . $30.00

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Chapin / Chapin Stevens & Other American Makers
Rules / Rulers / Tapes



C. S. Co. No. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / RuleC. S. Co. No. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / Rule   C. S. Co. stands for Chapin Stevens of Pine Meadow CT.  Minty nice overall condition.  Unusual. 

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TX-R-CS-42

Fine . . . . . $75.00

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Rosewood Ship Carpenters Double BevelRosewood or Ebony Ship Carpenters Double Bevel   Nice condition that shows typical wear.

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TX-R-RSWD-42

Good  . . . . . $35.00

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No. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / RuleNo. 42 Ship Carpenter Bevel / Rule   Unmarked Ok overall condition.

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TX-R-NN42

Good - . . . . . $20.00

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The Chapin Stevens Co. No. 36 Architects Rule w/ Bevel & LevelThe Chapin - Stephens Co. No. 036 Architects Rule w/ Bevel & Level   This unusual architects rule is pretty nice.  The bevel blade is nice, and the level vial is good.  Note that this example is not marked with the model #.  A graphic and hard to find rule!!

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TX-R-CS036-1

Good +. . . . . . . $125.00

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No. 036 The Chapin - Stevens Carpenters Boxwood Rule with Bevel & LevelNo. 036 The Chapin - Stephens Carpenters Boxwood Rule with Bevel & Level  Marked as the title indicates.  A very nice example.  

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TX-R-CS036-2

Fine  . . . . . 120.00

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No. 65 1' 4 Fold Boxwood Carpenters RuleNo. 65 1' Four Fold Boxwood Carpenters Rule  No maker on this one. A pretty nice 1' 4 fold rule that shows some age.  Nicer in person.

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TX-65HF

Good  . . . . .15.00

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No. 32 1' 4 Fold Brass Bound Boxwood Caliper RuleNo. 32 1' 4 Fold Brass Bound Boxwood Caliper Rule  This No. 32 brass bound boxwood rule w/ caliper is in nice overall condition noting some minor staining!  It is unmarked as to maker. 

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TX-R-32-NM

Good + . . . . . . . $20.00

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Antique 1' Folding Ivory RuleAntique 1' Folding Ivory Rule  This small antique ivory rule is in nice overall condition!  It is unmarked as to size or maker.  It is marked on 2 faces and not on the inside faces.  An odd variation from the norm.

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TX-R-1FT-I

Good + . . . . . . . $75.00

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Holtzapffel & Co. 64 Charing Cross London Ivory Rule / Protractor for Architects / NavigationHoltzapffel & Co. 64 Charing Cross London 6" Ivory Rule / Protractor for Architects / Navigation  This Ivory Rule is marked with the famous English engine, lathe, and tool manufacturer' name Holtzapffel & Co. It is configured similar to a Architects Rule with numerous scales and a protractor on the perimeter. Rules like this are usually found in boxed drafting sets, or traveling Shagreen cases associated with navigation or architects. The overall condition is very nice.

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AMN-HOLTZ-SECTOR

Fine  . . . . . .$125.00

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E. C. Simmons Redline 030 2' Four Fold Boxwood Carpenters RuleE. C. Simmons 630 Redline 2' Four Fold Boxwood Carpenters Rule  Not marked Keen Kutter as one might expect.  A bit Different.

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TX-ECS630-R

Good  . . . . .12.00

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Sub Grade Rod #218 by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal."SubGrade Rod" #218" by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal.   I have never seen or heard of this "Sub Grade Rod" before, and neither has Google. This unusual measurement device is like NOS in its canvas and leather case. It is made of Maple and has nearly 100% of its original finish.

Google does recognize the makers name, and he was the California city of Oakland's official draftsman back in the 1920s.  Mr Bantham also lived in Chico and applied for the chief engineer job there about the same time frame.  That is all the info I could find on him, and nothing about his rule tool.  No mention of a patent or reference to this type of device would come up. 

I am guessing that Mr. L. A.  Batham's job included being sent out to a lot of job sites to measure footings depths and the depth of other holes on the construction site and he got tired of bending down to read the tape to see if the holes were the proper depth.  Looking at the sliding rule, below the name stamp is a window with a ruler that one would read the depth of the footing or trench - below grade while holding it in the trench and reading the scale while standing erect.  The total travel range of the two sliding sticks is less than 2 feet.  That is about what code here calls for with footings and stem walls here.  That is my best guess anyway. 

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SR-SG-ROD

Fine  . . . . . 250.00

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Rabone - Preston & Other Makers
Rules / Rulers / Tapes



W. J. Mackenzie Rosewood Body Ship Carpenter BevelW. J. Mackenzie Rosewood Body Ship Carpenter Bevel   Nice condition.  Unusual. 

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TX-R-M42

Good  . . . . . $45.00

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E. P. Preston & Sons Rosewood Body Ship Carpenter BevelE. P. Preston & Sons Rosewood Body Ship Carpenter Bevel   Nice condition.  Unusual. 

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TX-R-PRES42

Good + . . . . . $65.00

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Lufkin X 686 Extension Tape - RuleLufkin X 686 Extension Tape - Rule This is an unusual rule. The claim is they were for both inside and outside measurements, hence the tail hanging out the back, and two scales on the tape itself.  Bending steel tapes into a corner always was a shortcoming in the design.  Not many survived.  Unusual and Different!!

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TX-LUF686

Good  . . . . . $40.00

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Attachment Devices for
Rules / Rulers / Tapes



Robinson Rule ToolRobinson Rule Tool  Nice condition.  No damage.  A no frill rule tool to compete with the Stanley Odd Job.  This idea has vertical sides,  a slight change or improvement over the Campbell design in that regard.  Overall a cruder done tool.  Harder to find as well. 

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TXS-ROBRULE-TOOL

Good +. . . . . $25.00

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Henry Green 189l Patent Level Inclinometer Rule Tool AttachmentHenry Green 1891 Patent Level Inclinometer Rule Tool Attachment  The patent for this small inclinometer that fits onto wooden rules was granted on March 31 1891 to Henry Green of CT.  He held several patents for similar tools.  Tower & Lyon sold them.  According to the Don Rosebrook book the manufacturer was The Acme Rule Co. of CT.  There are several different variations with this being the nickeled one.

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TX-LVL-GREEN-N

Good +  . . . . . $125.00

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2 Henry Green 1891 Patent Level Inclinometer Rule Tool Attachments2 Henry Green 1891 Patent Level Inclinometer Rule Tool Attachments  The patent for this small inclinometer that fits onto wooden rules was granted on March 31 1891 to Henry Green of CT.  He held several patents for similar tools.  Tower & Lyon sold them.  According to the Don Rosebrook book the manufacturer was The Acme Rule Co. of CT.  There are several different variations with these being the copper flash model, and natural brass one.

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TX-LVL-GREEN-N

Good +  . . . . . $125.00   Choice

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