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Past Lives - 3 - Early 20th Century Measuring Tools - Wood Depth Gauge & Levels

May 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Visiting dear friends the other week we discussed wet plate collodion photography. 

My friend has a wonderful workshop and dabbles in collecting old tools from the 19th and early 20th century.

I have always held a fascination with old tools,

and the craftsmanship that went into creating them as well as those who used them.

I have a few of my own which I will photograph later.  

Below is an old wooden depth gauge (notice the scale still visible) and some old levels.

I can imagine the work these tools have seen in various trade shops of which  very few exist today.  

It also points to the quality of these tools which were made to last a lifetime.  

Can we say the same about tools made today?

Click on the image to go to the gallery.  Enjoy.

 

Early 20th Century Measuring Tools - Wood Depth Gauge & Levels

 

wet plate collodion, black aluminum, old things, memories, the past lives project, still lifeEarly 20th Century Measuring Tools - Wood Depth Gauge & Levels052214
5x7 Black Aluminum
Schneider Symmar-S 8"
F11 at 1:50 sec.


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