S/4210 A 20th Century Folding Boxwood Rule by Rabone Chesterman
A 20th century six hinged section folding boxwood rule, having metric measurements extending to two meters, inscribed No. 1641 Rabone Chesterman made in England. John Rabone and Sons were tool and rule makers in Birmingham. In 1872 the company's newly patented spirit levels and rules were exhibited in Moscow and Vienna in Europe, and Melbourne and Sydney in Australia. They merged with James Chesterman and Company, tool makers of Sheffield in 1963 and are now trading as Rabone Chesterman at Hockley Abbey Works, Whitmore Street, Birmingham 18. The family still runs the business today.
Length closed 15.75 inches (40 cm.)
78¾ in. (200 cm.) Wide
1 in. (2.5 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1975