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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
Catalog Number 2010.007.0036
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description 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.
Date 1950-1962
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1962
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption bark guage
Imagefile 074\20100070036.JPG
Classification Forestry
Logging
Lumber
Manufacturing