Vintage Inspired Brass Ruler - Imperial & Metric Measurements

$13.00 USD

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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 99 reviews
Martine T. (Gaanderen, NL)
Vintage brass ruler. You need this!

Being totally in love with all the items of this brand, I had to buy this ruler!

Brian S. (St Louis, US)
Perfect sized brass ruler

This ruler is the best sized ruler that I have found for pairing with my A5 notebooks. It tucks away nicely into either the front or the back pockets in the Slim Notebook Cover and helps me create a straight line down all of the dots in my Claire Fontaine A5 dot grid notebook. As with all Galen's products, really outstanding quality.

RuthO (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 C. (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 D. (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.

Lisa B. (Woodbury, US)
Love it, almost perfect

I found this ruler because it is surprisingly difficult these days to find a good, normal metal ruler that measures all the way to the edge. I plan to use it for general household DIY tasks. It is almost perfect. In my opinion, it can be improved with the following changes: (1) I love that the inches are in 16ths instead of 10ths, but it would be even better if the quarter inch lines were partially emphasized instead of being equal length with the rest of the 16th lines; (2) it would be nice if there was a small label on one end marking the graduations for inches, e.g., “1/16” or “16ths”; (3) it is a bit wide for my taste, potentially limiting its use in tight spaces. Otherwise it is a beautiful and well made ruler, well worth the price. I plan to use it for many projects.

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  • 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.
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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.
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  • The Monogram default position will be on the front right bottom corner. Up to 3 characters. 
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  • Font and height, the default for this listing is Times New Roman, 1 cm high, same as the lead picture.