Boxwood Button Gauge by SMALLWOOD - Caliper Rule

Code: 2313p3

A scarce and little used SMALLWOOD button gauge caliper rule.

The measuring of buttons was standardised in the late 18th century by a Mr Matthew Boulton of Birmingham.  This new standard measured button in lines with 40 lines to the inch.

Boxwood with brass fittings.

Marked 'I&D SMALLWOOD MAKERS B'HAM. ENGLAND' on one edge.

The boxwood body is graduated into eighths and sixteenths.

The brass caliper slide is graduated into 40ths/inch or 40 lines per inch.

Matching '888' stamps on the back of the caliper slide and within the recess.

11/8 inches wide, 31/2 inches overall length.

A very nice example.

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