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S/5254 Antique Treen Hickory Haberdashery Yard Stick

A circular 36 inch hickory rule, divided into inches and one sixteenth to seven eighths extending to one yard. Each end has a brass collar and the rule is numbered 1034 and stamped J. Rabone and Sons, Birmingham, 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.

Sold 36 in. (91.5 cm.) High
in. (1.25 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1900