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  • My First Folding Rule

    Here's something BadgerDave will appreciate. While cleaning out the garage I came across this, my first folding rule when I started my apprenticeship in 1977.

    It's a Lufkin 966 inside reading rule. I still use these rules. I like them over other styles because when you open the rule up it lays flat. Also with the most used portion of the rule (the first few feet) being on the inside when folded up it stays clean and the markings do not wear away. As you can see in the photos the last 6 inches is pretty well beat up, but the start of the rule is still bright and clean and clear to read. All except the last section of the rule is in good shape. This one is dead and I only have it because it was my first. The joints are worn and loose so it is no longer accurate.

    I think about a year ago I mentioned I would post a photo of it if I came across it, so here it is.

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    Last edited by Bob D.; 04-12-2021, 09:40 PM.
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    That's respect !

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      You're right Bob, I do appreciate that. In my time working at a PH&C supply house we must have sold many many thousands of the 966's to our tradesmen customers. I don't know if they still are but they used to be the go to rule around here.
      The Leading Cause Of Injury In Older Men Is Them Thinking They Are Still Young Men.

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