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Title K&E tree caliper, model 4306, 24 inch. N.d., ca. 1949-1962.
Object Name Caliper, Timber
Catalog Number 2010.007.0456
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Keuffel & Esser tree caliper, model 4306, 24 inch. Made by Keuffel & Esser Co.,Hoboken, no date, circa 1949-1962. Maple wood, clear varnish, overall 28-3/4" x 15-3/4"; metal hardware.

Rule measure marked in black on both sides in inches and sixteenths. K&E round logo and griffin trademark plus model number. Used by foresters, forestry staff or loggers for field measurement of tree diameters (logs or timber.)

Tree calipers did not appear in the 40th edition catalog of 1944; tree tapes are listed. It is listed in the 41st (1949) and 42nd (1954); it is re-numbered in the 43rd edition (1962). The use of the round logo and griffin trademark suggests the early part of this date range, but those marks are not definitive.
Date 1949-1962
Year Range from 1949.0
Year Range to 1962.0
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption full view
Imagefile 076\20100070456.JPG
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce
Forestry
Logging