Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

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Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by rickf » March 28th, 2020, 6:02 pm

I know this is not going to mean much to most of the members we have now but the few older guys we have here will understand and get a kick our of this. Mr. Recovery was always known for his old school wooden folding ruler. Everything that he measured for people was done, and displayed, with that ruler. It became his own personal trademark. Well Mr. R, I have one better!!! I picked these up as part of an auction with some other machine tools the other day. Notice the markings on the steel rule, they go all the way to 100ths!!! How good are your eyes? Mine are not that good.

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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by Hambone » March 28th, 2020, 7:13 pm

Yeah, but Dan can measure 6ft., sorry you came up a little short. :lol: :mrgreen: Cool ruler though. :D

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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by m3a1 » March 28th, 2020, 8:25 pm

Size matters, Rick...no matter what they tell you.

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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by Mr. Recovery » March 28th, 2020, 9:43 pm

HaHaHa good one Rick-O! :lol: 8)

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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by Mark » March 28th, 2020, 10:14 pm

The slide rule was replaced by the calculator? Forgot how use slide rule, may even have one stuck somewhere, but it probably got tossed.That folding ruler is very unique, I used a folding ruler(wood, fiberglass) for work a lot.
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by rickf » March 29th, 2020, 10:30 am

I used to know how to use a slide rule, I will look it up on the computer (isn't that kind of ironic?) since I have absolutely nothing else I can do! Even my outside plans are trashed by ongoing rain for the last four days.
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by raymond » March 29th, 2020, 11:53 am

Steel one made in pre-WW2 Germany. Found it after my father in law passed.

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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by Hambone » March 29th, 2020, 12:02 pm

Only the old timers know how to use a ruler, the younger would have to look on Youtube. :lol: :roll:

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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by Mark » March 29th, 2020, 12:12 pm

Aw, not an old timer yet, got 30 years to go! LOL
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by rickf » March 29th, 2020, 3:51 pm

Well, define old timer. I have 20 years to go to be an old timer if that is Mr. Recovery years!!
Raymond, I remember when you showed that before on one of the ruler discussions, That is a rare piece there. Now you got Dan drooling all over again.
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by SEABEE62 » March 30th, 2020, 11:31 am

WOW...I really like those rulers . Normally I just use my thumb....hold it up and eyeball it. Its good ! :) SEABEE
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by Mark » March 31st, 2020, 1:00 am

Ya, I second using hand/ thumb , a fist with thumb extended was 6 inches, finger joints--inches.Like a cornfield sag!
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by Surveyor » March 31st, 2020, 8:21 am

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A different sort of folding "ruler."
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by rickf » March 31st, 2020, 8:29 am

Surveyors chain, an actual form of measurement dating back to even older than Mr. R!!!!
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Re: Mr. Recovery's folding ruler

Post by rickf » March 31st, 2020, 8:35 am

I was a rodman for a while, mostly down in the Southeast US and I was always interested in the job. I knew I would never get as far as the surveyors job but I am always the curious type and I could just never figure out the measurements. Such as why do they use 10'ts of an inch on the rod? Where did the "chain" measurement come from? And there is a LOT of land to this day still measured in "chains".

A chain (ch) is a unit of length. It measures 66 feet, or 22 yards, or 100 links,[1] or 4 rods (20.1168 m). There are 10 chains in a furlong, and 80 chains in one statute mile. An acre is the area of 10 square chains (that is, an area of one chain by one furlong).
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