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Antique Japanese Sumitsubo Carpenter Measure

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1265909
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Antique Japanese carpenter's chalk measure, or sumitsubo, an ink pot used to measure and portion pieces of wood. It is made from a nice, dark hardwood, carved with spiraling designs, with a mixed metal inkwell and a small iron handle for spinning the central wheel. Size: 13" length, 4.5" height, 4.5" width