Folding Rulers (2) that belonged to John Ramage

Object Number: 
1947.461p1-2
Date: 
1775-1795
Medium: 
Wood, brass
Dimensions: 
Larger (folded): 6 3/8 x 7/8 x 3/8 in. (16.2 x 2.2 x 1 cm)
Marks: 
incised on both rulers: numbers for measuring incised on smaller ruler: "BELCHER BROTHERs & Co NY"; "SIZE"; "HEAD"; "HAT"
Description: 
Two rulers with brass trim; one 24 inch folding ruler, one five inch ruler with central brass part that extends additional four inches from wooden end.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, these rulers are part of a collection of tools belonging to miniaturist John Ramage.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group