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Boxwood Folding Rule with Brass Slides Two-Feet Two-Fold V&R Blakemore Birmingham Antique 1880s

Ref: 2BN7

$ 195

Discover a piece of history with this authentic Wooden Folding Rule from V&R Blakemore, crafted in the 1880s in Birmingham. Measuring 24 inches in length and 1 inch in width, this antique showcases meticulous craftsmanship and functionality.

Emblazoned with the esteemed mark "BLAKEMORE MAKER BEST BOX" this two-foot, two-fold rule boasts brass slides and a unique locking mechanism on its inner side, ensuring secure folding and easy handling. Crafted from enduring boxwood and brass, it carries the marks of its previous owner, C.W. Grist, adding a personal touch and historical allure.

Dimensions:
31.5cm x 2cm x 0.4cm
12.40 inch x 0.79 inch x 0.16 inch

Weight: 93gr / 0.21 lbs

While displaying minor age-related marks and a discreet crack, this rule maintains its remarkable condition, highlighting the durability of its brass slides, all in perfect working order. Own a piece of the past with this exceptional, well-preserved relic—a testament to V&R Blakemore's legacy and the craftsmanship of the Victorian era.

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Carpenter Woodworker Gift Idea

Elevate a carpenter's craft with an antique gem: the Wooden Folding Rule from the 1880s by V&R Blakemore, Birmingham. This two-foot, two-fold rule, adorned with brass slides, embodies the craftsmanship of a bygone era. A timeless and functional relic, perfect gift for the artisan who cherishes tradition and precision in woodworking.

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The Legacy Unfolded: V&R Blakemore's Folding Rule & C.W. Grist

Boxwood Folding Rule with Brass Slides Two-Feet Two-Fold V&R Blakemore Birmingham Antique 1880s

Boxwood Folding Rule with Brass Slides Two-Feet Two-Fold V&R Blakemore Birmingham Antique 1880s

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Villiers (1823-1883) and Ramsey (1836-1891) Blakemore were export merchants known for dealing in an assortment of goods from 1867 to 1895. Their diverse inventory included guns, locks, hardware, folding rulers, locks, and buttons. Offices in London at 46 Leadenhall Street (1867-1874) and Birmingham at 38 Charlotte Street (1870-1895) served as pivotal centers for their operations. The Blakemores, deeply entrenched in Birmingham's gun trade, once ran a small factory, possibly assembling firearms from trade components.

V&R Blakemore's Australian exports encompassed diverse supplies. They furnished Tasmania Local Forces (1878-1884), H.M. Gaol Hobart, and Queensland's Native Mounted Police (1870-1895) with buttons, rifles, pistols, and specialized Post & Telegraph buttons.

Vintage Australian Post & Telegraph button crafted by V&R Blakemore, Birmingham, showcasing brass craftsmanship.
Image: Vintage Australian Post & Telegraph button crafted by V&R Blakemore, Birmingham, showcasing brass craftsmanship.
Source: https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/south-african-constabulary-uniform-button-1901-1908/

Beyond retail, V.&R. Blakemore excelled as Military Outfitters and trusted distributors, leveraging their expertise and wide-ranging merchandise to earn acclaim in military supply circles.

Rare military-marked V&R Blakemore, Birmingham & London, muzzle-loading smoothbore percussion musket
Image: Rare military-marked V&R Blakemore, Birmingham & London, muzzle-loading smoothbore percussion musket.
Source: http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/obsolete-calibre-firearms/rare-british-military-marked-v-r-blakemore-percussion-muzzle-loading-musket-/prod_5245.html

The owner of the folding rule Mr. C.W. Grist

Charles William Grist (C.W. Grist) was born in 1888 in the UK. He worked as a carpenter and jointer. On 13th November 1913, he married Daisy Maud. They had one son Ronald Charles, born on 26th May 1918. Charles Grist was enlisted in 1916 and served in the UK Air Force (RAF/RFC) during WWI.

Source
Imperial War Museum London

Lives of the First World War

We remember: Charles William Grist - https://livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk/lifestory/6660974

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