Historical information

Used from the mid 1920s to mark timber so that it could be cut with a saw. It was an essential tool for carpenters.


Used by Alan Tyers who worked for the State Electricity Commission of Victoria on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme.

Physical description

Carpenter's essential equipment. Used for marking timber so it can be cut with a saw. Wooden screw on the side allows the square wooden block to slide along the length of wood which is almost square at the end but with 2 flat sides and 2 rounded sides. Plated with 2 strips of brass on the square block. Sold for 1/3 in the 1920s. There is a nail through one end.