Patent Model for Parallel Rule and T-Square by Eugene Towne

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This instrument has a wooden handle attached by a large brass thumbscrew to a brass protractor that is divided to single degrees and numbered by tens in both directions from 10 to 170. The protractor is screwed to a rectangular brass piece that slides in a groove in a rectangular wooden guide-piece. The guide-piece has brass clamps and thumbscrews for affixing the instrument on a table. The protractor is also attached by a split nut to a metal screw shaft that runs the width of the instrument. A thumb rest and gear on the left clamp rotates the screw shaft. Date: 1870s. Record ID: nmah_690213.

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