reprint Standard Rule Co catalog planes levels squares

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 04, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on one reprinted copy of the Standard Rule Company of Unionville, Connecticut, catalog as pictured.

This is a reprint of their catalog. The original is undated.

This was reprinted by Ken Roberts with no publication date given.

Overall size is 3-3/8" by 6", and it unfolds to 6 pages per side, or a total of 12 pages. Softcover.

They describe themselves as "manufacturers of Boxwood and Ivory Rules, Try Squares and T Bevels, Plumbs and Levels, Iron Planes, etc".

Condition is very good, with some slight creases. T is no marking or writing anyw

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