Yardstick

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-3128

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

Descriptive Terms

yardsticks
chamfering
incising
ink
baleen
Whalebone
Ink
Incised
Chamfered
YARDSTICK

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Weights & Measures T&E

Dimensions

36 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1628