The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Carpenter's Rule

Carpenter's Rule

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This yellow folding carpenter’s rule is probably made of nylon reinforced with glass fibers, and so had strength and flexibility.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Carpenter's Rule
Measurements
folded: 51 mm x 17 mm x 203 mm; 2 in x 11/16 in x 8 in
overall: 5/8 in x 8 in x 2 in; 1.5875 cm x 20.32 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
1981.0873.2
catalog number
1981.0873.2
accession number
1981.0873
Credit Line
Gift of Emser Industries
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object