Vintage Inspired Brass Ruler - Imperial & Metric Measurements

$13.00 USD

100% Handmade in Turkey

Solid Brass Ruler

This is the perfect accessory for your desk or to carry with your journal. Made from 100% solid brass and etched for durability with both imperial and metric scales. It makes the perfect reference for all applications. Why not add our other vintage inspired accessories like our perpetual calendar to your collection?

Product Details

    • Length: 8" - 20 cm 
    • Width : 2.4"  - 6 cm
    • Black etched scale
    • Thick brass
    • Good for cutting
    • Handmade in Istanbul, Turkey

Customer Reviews

Based on 79 reviews
Ruth (Geelong, AU)
Brass is best

The final component of my Galen brass measuring devices arrived today.
Amazing delivery time of less than two weeks from Istanbul 🇹🇷 to Geelong 🇦🇺 !
As always wonderful quality, packaging and service.

Anonymous (Los Angeles, US)
A must have!

Very beautiful ruler, stands out in any office space. Quality brass and great addition to any desk or writing table. Very useful.

Claude L. (Dunfermline, GB)
A very nice and useful accessory…

I was a bit hesitant to order this but I’m glad I did. Quality is top notch and a perfect accessory fitting in my new A5 zipped folio (inside the pocket below the 2 pens)
Brass is solid and indestructible which is the main advantage when using it on the go. It is not heavy at all as the dimensions are perfect to keep it easy to use.
Very happy with this purchase 😊

Anthony Cortes (San Tan Valley, US)
A stunning little instrument!

Fits perfectly in my bag, makes it easy to reach for whenever I'm in need of a straightedge. Tough, solid, and radiating with an old-timey appeal. I adore it!

Izzy (Sacramento, US)
Solid ruler!

Love this ruler, very solid. Fun to use as well! Thank you Galen!

Steven Druckman (Tucson, US)
Beautiful piece, like everything else they make!

It's a beautiful piece, just like everything else they make. I keep it on my desk pad (also purchased here) and it makes a remarkable and classy display for clients.

I would never hesitate to purchase from this place.

Yakut (Ankara, TR)
Architects' tool!

It is nice to have.

Anthony Boyce (Bath, GB)
Great ruler

A solid lovely design ruler, a must for stationary enthusiasts

Peter R-C (Islington, GB)

A really solid piece of desk equipment.

J. (Bellante, IT)
Hefty piece of brass

I bought it fit it into my Galen Leather A5 Planner Cover as a regular ruler (and an extra weight) and because I do like the feel of brass (over i.e. steel or aluminium).
Didn't enjoy the lacquer on the surface but luckily it comes with some steel wool to remove it. After the procedure it is already is very "personal" item in my EDC.

Most of the items are handmade to order and usually take a minimum of 2-3 weeks to dispatch. Out of stock items mean, not in the production cycle and generally re-stocking in 2-3 weeks. You can subscribe to the in-stock notification on the product page. Good things take time. We appreciate your patience!


  • We ship worldwide. All items are sent via our shipping partners UPS/Fedex. Your items may need to be signed for upon receipt.

  • Due to security reasons, we cannot ship to PO boxes.

  • Some items are ready for shipment in our workshop, located in Istanbul. In stock items dispatch within 6-7 working days after payment has cleared using our shipping partners, UPS & FedEx. If the item is not in stock, then we will need to make your order.

  • Deliveries to USA addresses will take 3-4 days. For the UK and Europe, 2-3 days. To Australia, 6-7 days. For the rest of the world, expect a maximum of 7 working days. Plus production times.

  • Buyers are responsible for customs duties. There are no additional taxes for goods being delivered to the USA.
  • European Union : New rules after 1 July 2021; we charged VAT for orders up to 150€. It means no hidden or extra customs  fees during the delivery. Orders more than 150€ subject to customs same as before. 
  • UK : Orders are subject to VAT. Around %20 percent. + courier fees.
  • Brazil: Due to high taxes, we suggest to use a redirecting service like Regarding redirecting services, I've been using
  • Most countries, except the USA, are subject to VAT (value added tax) and customs duties. These are the responsibility of the recipient. Since rates vary by country and by what was ordered.
  • Shipping fees are automatically calculated during the checkout process. See your checkout for shipping options. As an example, a small journal's shipping fee starts at US$9.80.
  • HS Tariff Code for Leather Goods 420221 (You can check your country import regulations with this code)

Returns - Cancellations

  • Items (except personalized items) can be returned for a full refund within 7 days of receipt. Buyer is responsible for the Shipping costs. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have before placing an order.
  • Due to all items are made to order, after receiving your order, we immideatly start to make your items. We don't accept cancellations/changes after orders placed.

Embossed Monogram

  • Products suitable for personalization, are shown on the product pages.It is and additional option.
  • Currently, we can't customize the wooden items.
  • If you want a monogram option on your item please select it from choose box at the right side of the page.
  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
  • Up to 3 characters you can personalize your item with ; A....Z Capital letters    0....9 numbers    . , & ! # - _ @ / : * punctuation.
  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.


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