Historic Tools of North Castle

Carpenter’s Protractor

This tool at Smith’s Tavern is a metal carpenter’s protractor.  A protractor is a measuring instrument for measuring angles (usually in degrees).  The carpenter’s protractor at Smith’s Tavern consists of a long metal ruler and a cast iron arm used to measure the angle.  At the hinge to the ruler there is a round dial that most likely had at one point writing of 0-360 degrees.

If anyone does know more about this particular tool, please email the Historical Society with this much needed information.

Reference:  None

Catalog Items:

Item T38

Location:Panel 15
Length: 31 cm
Width: 19 cm
Height: 17 cm