Add To Your WishlistLOFTUS 6 Fold Boxwood Gauging Rod or Dipping Rule

Add To Your WishlistLOFTUS 6 Fold Boxwood Gauging Rod or Dipping Rule



A very good antique boxwood 6 fold gauging rod by William R LOFTUS of Oxford Street, London, circa 1870 - 1910.

Also known as a dip rod, dipping rule, bung rod or ullage rule, typically used by Customs & Excise to gauge the volume of liquid in part filled barrels or casks.

This example is clearly marked 'LOFTUS MAKER 320 OXFORD ST LONDON' and has a variety of lines or scales including Barrel (standing and lying), Hogshead, Kilderkin, Gallons, Butt etc.  Pleas see close-up images.

Brass tipped ends with brass and steel joints.

3/8 inch square sections, each 10 inches long making a 5 foot rule when fully extended.

A fine example.