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This one was made to mea­sure

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

This one’s def­i­nitely made to mea­sure

The friendly fel­lows at Ar­chive An­tiques in New Town showed us this cu­ri­ous curved cre­ation.

The de­vice was made in Switzerland, sold in Manchester, in the UK, and fea­tures a curved metal ruler mounted on a green painted stand.

There are two metal nee­dles joined at one end and set per­pen­dic­u­lar to each other, which ap­pear to be at­tached to a hinge and able to move along the ruler.

The in­clu­sion of the marked and num­bered ruler part is a tell­tale sign the de­vice is for mea­sur­ing.

Be it length or weight or what­ever else, is up to you to work out.

If you think you know what this con­tra­p­a­tion was used for, or even just want to have a stab in the dark ... email us at


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