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Yardstick

Description

A rectangular section of whalebone with a chamfered molded profile on one side with incised lines filled with black pigment marking the measurements. Marks are incised at 2.25, 4.5, and 18".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
baleen
chamfering
incising
ink
Object type
Weights & Measures T&E
Descriptive terms
baleen
Chamfered
chamfering
Incised
incising
Ink
ink
Whalebone
YARDSTICK
yardsticks
Dimensions
36 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1628
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3128

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