- The Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut owned this wooden ruler 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.
- Currently not on view
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- overall: 1/4 in x 19 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in;.635 cm x 50.165 cm x 4.445 cm
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- Credit Line
- Gift of John Brenton Copp
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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