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Posted on Stanley 32-1/2 rule, how old is it?

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#1 posted 07-02-2017 03:27 PM

Hello,& I hope everyone is enjoying and appreciating their 4th July weekend, we tax paying Americans certainly deserve it this year, I’m writing this post to possibly find out what year my Boxwood 32½ is, and potentially what it’s value might be on the open market.

Now, I’m guessing it was fabricated in the 1920’s my buddy says it’s from earlier than that, he is speculating 1890’s We shall see . Or at least I hope we see!

Now as far as worth goes, I know it’s worth is “what it means to me that matters most” & the sentimental value most definitely weighs any monetary value, however my same buddy insists that this is a rare tool that I shouldn’t be using on a daily basis as I do & intend to keep doing, and it’s worth all kinds of money like $150-$200 bucks.
Thank you in advance for any help forthcoming

I disagree with him & I think it is worth about $25 bucks. Now we would like to enlist the help of the professionals on this page to help us settle this debate,


I’ve seen several on Ebay around 90 – 120 but those were not actual #32½ they either do not have the solid brass wrapping around the outside of the rule or the number on the slide caliper doesn’t match up, So I’m guessing these are a bit more rare, than we are being led to believe

Rubywood I really wish you had posted a photo of the front of your 32½

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