|Title||Bark gauge: Swedish Bark Measuring tool, model 4340. Sold by Keuffel & Esser Co., Hoboken, N.J., n.d., ca. 1950-1962.|
|Object Name||Gauge, Bark|
|Collection||Keuffel & Esser Company Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
Swedish Bark-Measuring Instrument, model 4340. Sold by Keuffel & Esser Co., Hoboken, N.J., no date, circa 1950-1962.
Wood and metal; overall 3-1/8" wide x 9" long. Marked "Keuffel & Esser Co."; "Djos"; "Sweden." With: paper covered cardboard slipcase container with printed label on on end of tray. Label is skinned; model number found in catalogs. Not present: instructions or product sheet.
Product name and model number do not appear on object. Commonly known as a bark gauge and used for measuring thickness of tree bark. Wood-handled corer is pushed against bark until it meets the wood, measurement is read directly from shaft markings. An imported device offered by K&E whose general offices and main factories were in Hoboken in this period.
|Year Range from||1950|
|Year Range to||1962|
K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.