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VERY RARE CA 1850 D. J. GEORGE NO. 5 TAPERED FRAMING SQUARE - PRE EAGLE SQ CO.

Regular price $170.00 USD

24" x 16". Hand stamped gradations. Tapers in thickness from its corner. Stamped '... J. GEORGE WARRANTED STEEL NO 5' with a twice dotted heart as seen in photos.

Dennis J. George was a steel manufacturer from 1846-1859 in Shatfsbury, VT and later consolidated his work into Eagle Square Co along with several other makers. The Davistown Museum Center for Early Tools lists a framing square (090508T1) with the same dimensions and maker's marks under "Historic Maritime IV (1840-1865): The Early Industrial Revolution".