[Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square]

Description

Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square with the vertical part longer and wider than the horizontal part. The square is marked off in inches: outer edge, 24 in. horizontally and 16 in. vertically. The inside is marked 22.5 in. horizontally and 14 in. vertically. Straight down the middle of the longer part it is marked starting at 1 ending with 21in. The other side of the square is the exact same except for one marking in the corner where the two parts meet. STANLEY ____00 Made in the USA _5 Some of the writing is obscured by rust.

Physical Description

Height:61 cm, Length/Circumference:3.8 cm & 5 cm, Width/Diameter: 40.6 cm

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1885.

Context

This physical object is part of the collection entitled: Fort Bend Museum Collection and was provided by Fort Bend Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 46 times . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Fort Bend Museum

The Fort Bend Museum presents a rich variety of historical materials, including photographs of artifacts from the museum and local history photographs. Among these interesting materials are photographs of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."

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Description

Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square with the vertical part longer and wider than the horizontal part. The square is marked off in inches: outer edge, 24 in. horizontally and 16 in. vertically. The inside is marked 22.5 in. horizontally and 14 in. vertically. Straight down the middle of the longer part it is marked starting at 1 ending with 21in. The other side of the square is the exact same except for one marking in the corner where the two parts meet.
STANLEY
____00
Made in the USA
_5

Some of the writing is obscured by rust.

Physical Description

Height:61 cm, Length/Circumference:3.8 cm & 5 cm, Width/Diameter: 40.6 cm

Notes

Collections department was contacted 1/19/1999 by Mr. William T. Snipes, attorney for Estate of Annie Joe Beeler. Mrs. Beeler bequeathed her grandfather's surveying equipment to the museum in her will. Mr. Glen Redding (Sugar Land (281) 277-2210) delivered the collection on 10/5/99 to sign paperwork on behalf of Beeler's sister Mary Ellen Whiteside of Bellaire.

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Fort Bend Museum Collection

The Fort Bend Museum Collection presents a rich variety of historical materials, including photographs of artifacts from the museum and local history photographs. Among the interesting materials are photographs of U.S. Congressman John M. Moore, prohibitionist Carrie A. Nation, and Jane Long, the "Mother of Texas."

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  • 1885

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  • April 15, 2005, 8:45 a.m.

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  • April 11, 2007, 3:25 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

[Rusty L-shaped carpenter's square], physical object, 1885; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1881/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fort Bend Museum.