Item RR22 - Lufkin No. 2 Board Rule.  

Lufkin first patented the design for this universally used board rule in 1874.  In 1883 the hook end was redesigned from a rectangular steel plate to a more robust one with an elongated hexagonal end.  By 1920 the shape had changed to a more oval one, with no pointed ends.  The steel plate was then brazed to the brass collar that attaches to the graduated hickory stick.  This example is of the 1883 style where the hexagonal end plate is mortised into the end of the brass collar.  This rule has seen some use, but it has clear graduations and is without cracks or damage.  The rule is used to quickly calculate the board footage in planks of different lengths.  There are scales for board lengths of 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 feet of  any width.  The hickory stick is 1 1/8 inches wide and is graduated out 30 inches.  The classic laminated handle is 6 inches long, resulting in a total length of 36 inches.  It is a nice old rule with more than 100 years under its belt.  Good+

Price -   $40.00

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