Being offered for sale is the VERY RARE antique STANLEY & LEVEL RULE CO. "GUNTER'S SLIDE" / ENGINEER'S RULE (boxwood with brass trim & slide, lacquer finish) with ARNOLD JILLSON'S PATENTED HORSEPOWER TABLE (pat. no. 42,776 - for calculating the power of some steam engines (see 7th pic for close-up) - rule also has tables for calculating weight, volume, polygon & circumference), from circa the mid 19th century (Jillson patent granted on May 17, 1864 - manufactured until 1905), as seen in the pictures/as described in the title. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES. Being offered for sale AS-FOUND, uncleaned. May require a thorough detailing to bring to its full potential. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money back...no questions asked!
Good/VG- antique condition with some areas of damage (see 4th & 5th pics for close-ups) and otherwise minor -to- moderate overall wear from normal use over the years. Fully functional tool. Folds together flush with good hold/pressure via the two tiny brass nubs. Pivot point operates smoothly...not too loose, not too tight, pretty much just like-new. Same goes for the brass slide piece, nice tight fit and slides smooth. No bowing or warping to boxwood. Superb, rich patina to all materials throughout. All-in-all, a great example of a rare folding rule!! See pics.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT:
Measures 12-7/16" long x 1-1/2" tall, when closed and 24" long x 3/4" tall, when opened x 3/16" thick. Weighs 3.4 oz..
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