Thursday, September 10, 2009

Following the rules

I appear to have unwittingly amassed a worrying number of vintage measuring devices...

Vintage folding rule

L-shaped ruler thingy

Dressmaker's ruler

Old classroom rulers

Vintage measuring tapes

I can't explain this interest, maybe the way the numbers are burnt into the wood, the fonts... I'm not sure. Am I a complete nerd or are there others out there too?

7 comments:

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

nope- you're not the only one!! i love them, too!

The Queen of Clearance said...

lol. I never really thought about vintage rulers before. I love that you collect them tho! There is someone out there who collects everything!

Home Girl said...

you are hysterical! my dad would defo collect them (he is v excentric and has a BIG problem with hoarding - beware!). mind you i have a huge collection of macrame hanging baskets - horses for courses! think they will look fab displayed on the wall xx

Franny said...

They are neat! And I agree with Home Girl, they would look great displayed on the wall. Love the picture of your little one standing next to the yardstick, in a few year's time, he'll be twice the size of it!
Have a nice day :+D

Marina said...

oh, my gosh,....I thought I was weird, so glad there are others..:-) .I just loooove rulers. And yours are so cool....

Missa said...

Love this collection!

Cathy said...

Ruler nerds, unite because I have about 20 assorted old rulers. Loves them all!