Shop for old used wooden folding rulers, parallel rules and steel rulers. We often stock rulers from past tool makers like: John Rabone, Hockley Abbey, Chesterman and Edward Preston.

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Aston & Sons Folding Rule – Boxwood - OldTools.co.uk
Aston & Sons Folding Rule – Boxwood
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Aston & Sons Folding Rule – Boxwood

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  • £35.00

Vintage boxwood folding rule with decorative brass fittings made by Aston & Sons, original makers Birm, rule is also marked Estd 1840. Condition: please see photos for condition.

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Rabone no.1119 Architects Folding Rule
Rabone no.1119 Architects Folding Rule
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Rabone no.1119 Architects Folding Rule

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  • £35.00

A good clean vintage boxwood architects folding rule with decorative brass fittings no.1119 made by Rabone. Rule is marked in inches up to 24” long overall, hinge has angled measurements. Condition: please see photos for condition.

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Edward Preston Boxwood Folding Rule No.3115 - OldTools.co.uk
Edward Preston Boxwood Folding Rule No.3115
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Edward Preston Boxwood Folding Rule No.3115

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  • £22.00

A vintage Preston folding rule made from boxwood with decorative brass fittings. Rule is marked No.3115, E.Preston & Sons, Birm, Eng. Rule is marked out in inches up to 36” long overall. Condition: Slight bow to the rule, collectable item, please see photos for condition.

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Vintage Mahogany Winding Sticks
Vintage Mahogany Winding Sticks
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Vintage Mahogany Winding Sticks

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  • £25.00

A pair of vintage mahogany winding sticks.   Length: 16”   Condition: both winding sticks have marks and dents, collectable item, please see photos for condition.

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Rabone Boxwood Folding Rule No.1380
Rabone Boxwood Folding Rule No.1380
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Rabone Boxwood Folding Rule No.1380

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  • £22.00

A decorative Rabone No. 1380 folding rule made with boxwood and brass fittings. Rules is marked out in inches up to 24” long. Condition: god solid hinges, please see photos for condition.

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Rabone Folding Rules no.1169 – Boxwood
Rabone Folding Rules no.1169 – Boxwood
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Rabone Folding Rules no.1169 – Boxwood

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  • £20.00

Boxwood folding rules with brass fittings, no.1169 made by Rabone. Condition: please see photos for condition.

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Stanley No.86 ½ Ivory Rule
Stanley No.86 ½ Ivory Rule
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Stanley No.86 ½ Ivory Rule

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  • £150.00
  • £95.00

A scarce no. 86 ½ vintage ivory folding rule with German silver fittings made in USA by Stanley Rule & Level Co, New Britain Conn. Condition: Has yellowing to inside of rule, faded measurements to outside face, lacks locating pins, please see photos.

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J.Buck, Newgate St Folding Boxwood Rule
J.Buck, Newgate St Folding Boxwood Rule
  • £65.00
  • £59.00
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J.Buck, Newgate St Folding Boxwood Rule

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  • £65.00
  • £59.00

A vintage boxwood folding rule with German silver fittings made by J.Buck, 124 Newgate St & Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London. Retains original locating pins. Rule is marked out in inches up to 24” long overall. Condition: please see photos.

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Vintage Boxwood Folding Rule
Vintage Boxwood Folding Rule
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Vintage Boxwood Folding Rule

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  • £24.00

A vintage boxwood folding rule with brass fittings. Rule is marked out in feet and inches up to 24” long. Rule came as part of a boxset of GTL tools. Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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John Rabone & Sons | Boxwood
John Rabone & Sons | Boxwood
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John Rabone & Sons | Boxwood

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  • £42.00

A lovely 12” boxwood rule with caliper made by John Rabone & Sons, Birmingham. Face of rule is stamped ‘S.Towler Clatford’. Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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Rule Collection
Rule Collection
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Rule Collection

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  • £22.00

Collection of 3 double sided rules. Includes:.. 1 x 36” long Rabone Chesterman no.1380 made from boxwoo. 1 x 12” long Chesterman steel rule no.332D. 1 x 12” long flexible steel rule made by Chesterman, no. 332D/3.   Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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18TH Century Cook Gauge - OldTools.co.uk
18TH Century Cook Gauge
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18TH Century Cook Gauge

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  • £130.00

An antique 18TH century folding gauge marked ‘Cook Maker to the excise Crown Court Soho, London’. Rule is marked out in Hogs, punch and butt. A wonderful piece of history. Condition: A couple of hinge joints are fairly loose, see photos for condition.

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Rabone Folding Rule 1161 | Metric | Pack of 10
Rabone Folding Rule 1161 | Metric | Pack of 10
  • £130.00
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Rabone Folding Rule 1161 | Metric | Pack of 10

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  • £130.00
  • £120.00

Unused box of 10 hardwood folding rules no.1161 made by Rabone. Include original packets. Marked out in centimetres & millimetres. Length: 1 metre   Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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Rabone Folding Rule 1161 | Metric
Rabone Folding Rule 1161 | Metric
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Rabone Folding Rule 1161 | Metric

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  • £16.00
  • £15.00

Unused hardwood folding rule no.1161 made by Rabone. Includes original packet. Marked out in centimetres & millimetres. Length: 1 metre   Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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Rabone Folding Rule 1167 | Box of 10
Rabone Folding Rule 1167 | Box of 10
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Rabone Folding Rule 1167 | Box of 10

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Complete box of 10 unused hardwood folding blindmans rule no.1167 made by Rabone. Rules include original packets. Length: 36” (3ft)   Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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Rabone Folding Rule 1167
Rabone Folding Rule 1167
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Rabone Folding Rule 1167

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Unused hardwood folding blindmans rule no.1167 made by Rabone. Includes original packet. Length: 36” (3ft)   Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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2 Boxwood Rules | Miller and J.Rabone - OldTools.co.uk
2 Boxwood Rules | Miller and J.Rabone
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2 Boxwood Rules | Miller and J.Rabone

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2 boxwood rules. 2 boxwood rules, includes: 1 x 19” rule made by R. Miller Glasgow. Ends are marked 1/8, ¼, ½, inch, reverse side: 3/8, ¾, 1 ½, 3. 1 x 13” approx WW2 period rule marked J.Rabone & Sons Birmingham 1940, no.8D, Engine Divided, scale 1/2500.   Condition: Chesterman rule has a cou...

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H.A.K. & Co Boxwood Rule
H.A.K. & Co Boxwood Rule
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H.A.K. & Co Boxwood Rule

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  • £22.00

A folding boxwood rule made by H.A.K. & Co, London. Rule is marked out in inches up to 24” long. Condition: Please see photos for condition.

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J.Rabone Architects Folding Ivory Rule
J.Rabone Architects Folding Ivory Rule
  • £240.00
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J.Rabone Architects Folding Ivory Rule

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  • £240.00
  • £160.00

A lovely J.Rabone & Sons ivory Architect’s folding rule. Please note: UK customers only for this ivory item Overall length: 24” Condition: rule has some yellowing to ivory, slightly sprung when closed, see photographs for condition.

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3 Slide Rules - OldTools.co.uk
3 Slide Rules
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3 Slide Rules

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  • £34.00

Collection of 3 slide rules, includes: 1 x Faber Castell, 1 x Aristo, Multilog, 1 x earlier slide rule, marked on rear of rule include timber and certain metal strengths.   Condition: See photographs for condition.

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Smallwood Caliper Rule
Smallwood Caliper Rule
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Smallwood Caliper Rule

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I & D Smallwood caliper rule rope gauge with various forms of measurements. The rule has the advertising 'British Ropes Limited'.   Condition: caliper slide rule moves freely and firmly, please see photos for cosmetic condition

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Smallwood Calliper Rule (Bruntons, Musselburgh, Scotland)
Smallwood Calliper Rule (Bruntons, Musselburgh, Scotland)
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Smallwood Calliper Rule (Bruntons, Musselburgh, Scotland)

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  • £43.00

A lovely old I & D Smallwood calliper rule rope gauge with various forms of measurements. This tool has the nice feature of bearing the advertising of ‘Bruntons (Musselburgh) Ltd, Musselburgh, Scotland’, inscribed into the top brass section.   One edge of the boxwood and brass rule is marked ...

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J Rabone Caliper Rope Gauge
J Rabone Caliper Rope Gauge
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J Rabone Caliper Rope Gauge

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A detailed J. Rabone & Sons boxwood caliper rope gauge with brass sliding caliper. The front is marked ‘Breaking Loads In Tons, Galvanised Hawser Steel Ropes’. Rear is marked ‘3 Strand, Weight Per 120 Fathom Coil’, ‘Manila, Tarred Hemp’, ‘Manilla 3 Strand, Manila Cable Laid’. Side is marked ’...

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Rabone no.1508 Tailors Square
Rabone no.1508 Tailors Square
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Rabone no.1508 Tailors Square

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  • £39.00

A little used tailors square no. 1508 made in England by Rabone. Measurements are marked out in inches up to 24” long overall. Retains locating pin. Condition: functions smoothly, see photographs for condition.

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Edward Preston Folding Boxwood Ruler - OldTools.co.uk
Edward Preston Folding Boxwood Ruler
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Edward Preston Folding Boxwood Ruler

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  • £26.00

Folding rule made by Preston marked E. Preston & Sons Birmingham, Trade Mark EP, Warranted Box. This old rule is marked out in inches up to 24” on both sides of rule. Rule is slightly sprung, retains locating pin.

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Hockley Abbey Folding Rule No. 1390
Hockley Abbey Folding Rule No. 1390
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Hockley Abbey Folding Rule No. 1390

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  • £25.00

Boxwood folding rule marked 'Trade Mark Hockley Abbey, No. 1390, Square, Line'. Rule is marked out in inches up to 24" long overall. One section of rule has a brass slide, slide is very stiff when adjusting. The rule is warped, when shut one side or rule is raised 3mm above the opposite side. Eit...

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Chesterman Contraction Rules No.s 1291D and 1320D - OldTools.co.uk
Chesterman Contraction Rules No.s 1291D and 1320D
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Chesterman Contraction Rules No.s 1291D and 1320D

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  • £16.00

Two 12" long contraction rules made in Sheffield, England by Chesterman. Includes:1 x rule marked 'No. 1291D Contn 1/64, 1/60 and 1/120'. Either side of rule is marked in inches.1 x rule marked 'No. 1320D Contn 1/100, contn 1/96' rule is marked out in inches and millimetres to one side. Has sligh...

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Chesterman Folding Contraction Rule No. 343/5 - OldTools.co.uk
Chesterman Folding Contraction Rule No. 343/5
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Chesterman Folding Contraction Rule No. 343/5

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  • £18.00

24" long folding contraction rule No. 343/5 made in Sheffield England by Chesterman. Either side of rule is marked 'B Contn 1/48' with measurements in inches up to 24" long overall. Has some staining spots.

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