A find from Aunt Tillie's estate sale inspired this post. I found an unusual tape measure and was telling my Mom about it and she suggested I post on that tape measure. Plus yardstick, rulers and such.
This is the one from Aunt Tillie's. I found it in the sewing area and it was rolled up. I saw the checker board design and tossed it in my basket.
I did not realize I had some wackier rulers until I started this post. The longer ruler in the middle is actually a gasoline gauge (it states that fact) and was used to measure the level in your gas tank.
My Dad always carried a slide rule when he worked (he is an engineer). Ben is quite a math whiz and was always interested in my Dad's slide rule. I started picking them up at sales for Ben and my Dad taught Ben how to use one when he was in middle school.
If you have an idea for a future collection challenge, leave me a comment and finish the sentence "show me your collection of ___". Small collection, large collection..you just never know.