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S/3753 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany Tapered Ell Rule

A solid mahogany tapered ell rule, having a turned handle and grooved lines for measuring cloth. Until the early 19th century, the ell rule was a common measure for cloth on the continent. In England it was officially 1.15 yards and in Scotland 37.2 inches.

Sold 32 in. (81.5 cm.) Wide
in. (2 cm.) Deep
in. (2 cm.) High
English Circa 1820