Rule

Description
The Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut used this wooden rule during the 18th and 19th century. Without the measuring lines, rules like these were owned to draw straight lines, necessary for practicing geometry and navigation.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rule
date made
1750- 1800
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 15 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 39.37 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States
used
United States: New England
ID Number
DL*006502.01
catalog number
6502.01
accession number
28810
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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