San Jancinto Museum of History

T&E FOR MATERIALS
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  • GAUGE, MARKING

  • CATEGORY: T&E FOR MATERIALS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 2 1/4"H x 8"L x 2 1/4"W
  • DATE MADE: mid 19th century

Description

Carpenter's gauge. Black walnut with brass hardware. Hexagonal shaft made from three joined pentagonal strips of wood. Scales down three faces of shaft. Brass plate with nub at one end of each scale. One scale also has brass strip inlayed down center. Sliding block has brass socket for thumbscrew. Thumbscrew missing. "F" carved into opposite side of block. One face of sliding block has a ring of six - 3/8"Dia. copper tack heads. One missing.


Provenance

Given to the donor's father, J. F. Floyd, about 1890 by a member of the Rankin family in San Augustine, Texas. According to the original catalog card, dated 9/15/42, "probably over 100 years old."

  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: Floyd, J.F. and Rankin family
  • CREDIT LINE: Floyd, Oscar P.


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