Stick, Size

1853-1877

Object ID
1961.13003.1
Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Makers
Belcher Bros and Co
Description

Size stick for measuring shoes. The stick is 11/32" wide and has a triangular slide held on to the stick with a piece of brass cut to fit the triangle. One end of the stick has a right triangle attached with two L-shaped metal pieces. The top of the stick is divided into 26 increments, which range in size from 5/16"-3/8" and are numbered 1-13 twice. These increments have a mark in the middle. Additionally, there is the manufacturer's mark which reads "BELCHER BROS & CO N.Y". On the bottom of the size stick are inch long intervals from 1-12 in 1/8" increments. The stick continues for 3 1/2" after the ruled portion. The last inch of the stick has a small hole 5/16" in diameter. There are two guidelines across the top of the rule so that the numeral inch markings are uniform.

Dimensions

3 x 15 1/2 x 7/8 in. (7.6 x 39.4 x 2.3 cm)

Inscriptions

BELCHER BROS & CO N.Y

Inscription method: stamped

Inscription location: Top of ruler

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. Stick, Size. https://shakerml.org/object/?id=6900. Accessed on September 24, 2020

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