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Rule, travelling

The "London" side is scaled in inches divided into normal halves, quarters and eighths. The "Paris" side is scaled in "inches" equal to approximately 1 and 1/8" and divided in halves, quarters and twelfths. This does not reflect a metric scale and is more likely based on the Parisian foot. Appears to be solid ivory. "London" side has address: West 1 St. James's Street. Manufacturer: English-made (possibly J. Rabone, Birmingham?).

ID: 1981-00039

MEDIUM: Ivory; LENGTH: 8 inches; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Measurement

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