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Jenny Leg Calliper

Date: 1890-1950
Dimensions:
Overall (Closed): 148 x 5 x 5 mm, 32 g
Overall (Open): 283 x 5 x 5 mm, 32 g
Medium: Steel or metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Bernard Lake
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Calliper
Object No: 00053388

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    Description
    A steel Jenny Leg caliper also called Odd Leg Calipers or Hermaphrodite Calipers with two straight legs, with one leg tapering to a point. The other leg has a slight inward curve at the toe used for scribing lines parallel to the edge of a work piece along which the curved toe is brought to bear.

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