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    Hi,

    A mate of mine has a ruler which is about 18 inches long and a bit wider than a normal ruler. One side is marked in inches like a normal ruler, the other has two sections marked off speed in miles per hour and the other bombing error in yards. It was made by Stanley.

    My first though as it is made of aluminium it is post WWII, and metal was very precious during the war. Any thoughts?

    Cheers,

    John.

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    What speed does the 'mph' section go up to? Presumably if it's a WWII item it wouldn't need to show a speed of more than 200-250 mph.

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    Sounds like something used for practice bombing although I can't say I have come across a ruler for this purpose. I have seen a printed piece of paper with similar measures on it for post practice assessment but I don't recall copying it as I didn't understand how it was to be used.

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    Hi Ian,

    It goes up to 500 mph, which to me suggest a post war ruler as no bomber in WWII could do that sort of speed.

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    Hi John.

    Exactly. Not many fighters could, either!

    Ian

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