Measurement on the Farm

Standardized measurements an essential part of farm operation

Folding carpenter’s rules of the type in general use from the 1850s through the early 1900s
Folding carpenter’s rules of the type in general use from the 1850s through the early 1900s. Left to right: #36 Stanley 6-inch, #69 Stanley 1-foot, #68 Stanley 2-foot, #66-1/2 Stanley 3-foot and #94 Stanley 4-foot. All are folded for carrying. Note the difference in joints: The first is square, the next two are round and the last two are two different styles of each.