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Title: Outside calipers for Plymouth Cordage Company

Accession Number: 2001.116.ab
Category: TOOLS - ROPEMAKING
Type: outside calipers
Maker: Kerby & Bro.
Place: USA, NY, New York
Date: before 1947
Materials: wood; brass
Description: Outside calipers from Plymouth Cordage Co., North Plymouth, Massachusetts; also called a rope caliper or rope gauge. Wood base has table printed with various circumference and diameter measurements with which to calculate the weight of rope. On front "PLYMOUTH/ MANILA CORDAGE". On reverse "PLYMOUTH CORDAGE CO./ NORTH PLYMOUTH/ MASS."

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