Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Since it is back to school time I thought I would share a few school related items for today's Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you would like to join in or just look at the other vintage offerings be sure and go to Suzanne's blog by clicking on the VTT button on my sidebar.
The 12" ruler above received its patent number in September of 1930. The center section of it is marked off and shows the degrees of angles. The small 7" ruler was made by the American Pencil Co. and includes a timeline of important dates and illustrations. It shows the Norsemen for the year 1000, Columbus-1492, Magellan (?)-1520, I can't decipher the picture for 1541, St. Augustine-1565, and Jamestown-1607.
The reverse of the 12" ruler is called The Eyesaver and as you can see it is marked off in quarter inch segments making the measurements very easy to see.