Posted 5 years ago
I wonder whether anyone could help us to identify a mystery (technical?) object? I have attached a photo.
It is made by G Cussons Ltd. Technical Works. Broughton, Manchester
(who are still in existence - but we have approached without any reply).
It is marked out in inches and the bottom section is 48 inches long.
It is made of wood with stencilled lettering (looks 1930's / 40's). The bottom half is fixed but the top half slides and can be replaced to give different comparative scales marked as follows:
9 into 10 equal parts
11 into 10 equal parts
15 into 10 equal parts
19 into 20 equal parts
We are intrigued about what it could possibly have been used for so if you were able to shed any light on it we would be very grateful.
All the best,