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Posted 12 months ago

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From grandfather's garage. I have no clue. 31 1/2". All wood but top screw and point. Ends loosen and slide and then you can tighten them.

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  1. antiquerose antiquerose, 12 months ago
    no idea ....But ~ Welcome ~
  2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 12 months ago
    It would be called a "beam compass", used to scribe circles/curves onto a surface. Guessing your Grandfather was a woodworker?
  3. UncleRon UncleRon, 12 months ago
    And the two sliding pieces with the points in them are called Trammel Points.
  4. Onedtent, 12 months ago
    Trammel or beam compass
  5. Cynsplace Cynsplace, 12 months ago
    Thank you all for the info. I inherited a lot of items that are not familiar to me. This site is wonderful!

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