Rolling Rule

1977/010

24 in parallel rolling rule

SKU: 1977/010 Category:

Description

24 in parallel rolling rule in brass used for drawing parallel lines on plans.

The box is not correct. The rule is too big for the box.

The rule is inscribed “B & E Blyth No 3”

In 1850 Benjamin Hall Blyth commenced business on his own account, his first work being the Slamannan and Bo’ness Branch of the Monkland Railway. 1854 With increasing work Benjamin brought his brother, Edward L.I. Blyth, into partnership. The firm operated at least to 1863. (Ref: Grace’s Guide). This dates the rule to that period.

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1977/010

Item Type

Short Description

Parallel rolling rule

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1860

Sub-items

Wooden box

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

Engraved "ADIE & SON EDINBURGH" and "B & E Blyth No. 3"

Dimensions (mm)

615 x 70 x 25. Weight 2.6 kg (excl box).

Donor

Date Donated

December 1977

Materials

Brass

Condition

Good

Display Location