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    Posted 10 years ago

    castlecreek
    (3 items)

    This brass item is just over 6 inches long. It has fractions along both sides of the part with the opening in the middle. The piece in the middle slides along and has a line which I assume should match certain fractions. It looks like it should open up somehow, but I don't want to force it and break it. It was with my grandfather's desk items from when he worked at Fellows Gearshaper in Springfield, VT.

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    Comments

    1. tereilly, 10 years ago
      It's a proportional divider. The markings give the scale. Set it for 1/3 and the
      "spread" one one end will be 1/3 rd of the other,etc.. Divider should pivot open around the screw/slider adjustment. You set the dividers while in the closed (as showen) position
    2. castlecreek, 10 years ago
      Thanks so much for clearing up the mystery, your description is very helpful!
    3. Motoolz, 2 years ago
      I only see one leg in the picture, shouldn't there be two legs to be functional

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