c1900 East End of London Hat Makers Size Gauge

£140.00




A c1900 very rare brass and wood sliding measuring ruler that was made and graduated to measure hat sizes, made by an East End of London Hat maker.
The slider ruler looks like many common examples and could easily be overlooked. On the top side the measurements are in inches from 0 to 10. On the underside the measurements go from 5/7 to 7/ ¾ . There are also measurements for HEA (Head) and HAT, where basically the hat size is roughly an inch bigger. On the sides of the ruler is stamped A. RUNACRES 78 UNION St FORD – HAT TRIMMING MANUFACTURER. The ruler is in good condition, with just some age toning.
Size: 12.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm (5 x ¾ x ¼ inches)
Weight: 16g