My grandfather Burgus passed away the year before I was born, 1949, and my grandmother continued to live in their same house in Murray for a few more years. They called it hardening of the arteries back then and my grandmother a few years later couldn't live alone anymore. She was hitching rides to other towns, staying up town at the cafe all day, and generally causing worry to her 9 kids.
My dad helped get the things in the house ready for a sale and he found this folding yardstick in among the things in the house. I just found it again in my parents house while closing their house down now.
It is an old one that has a hinge on it to open it up halfway.
Then it is hinged again to open up the individual arms.
My grandfather Burgus did build this house, with a lot of help I am sure, but I wonder if this tool was ever used while doing so. Thanks for stopping by........