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History of the Rabone company

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AndyT

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I'll put this in a thread of its own so it's easy to find.

Looking into information about the Rabone company to answer a question on here, I found a useful summary by Jane Rees. She will be known to many as author of the latest edition of Goodman's British Planemakers and - more relevantly - The Rule Book, a comprehensive guide to all you ever need to know about collectable measuring rules.

The article covers the rise of the trade, the effect of the new fly-press, why American rules read the opposite way round to English, the processes, tools and equipment used.

The article appeared in the Chronicle of the American Early Industries Association and was published to Proquest by them. Use this link to see the abstract, text and downloadable PDF which includes the illustrations.

https://search.proquest.com/docview/846 ... ntid=14680
 
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