Lee Valley Tools    Gardening Newsletter
   Vol. 5, Issue 2
   April 2010
 
   What Is It?
 



What Is It?

This walking rule or waywiser is a tool commonly used in surveying. The surveyor pushes it along the ground to measure distances where laying down a tape would be impractical.

Counter window and maker's stamp
Close-up of the counter window and maker's stamp.

Shown here is a Lufkin Rule Company walking rule model #202. Formerly the E.T. Lufkin Board and Log Company of Cleveland, Ohio, the company was bought by a group of investors and relocated to Saginaw, Michigan, in 1885. It operated continuously until 1967, at which time Cooper Industries Inc. bought the company and sold a line of products under the Lufkin brand name until the late 1990s.

 
 
         
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