3 Inch Standard Measure


Accession Number: 2009.ph.88


This is a 3 inch long metal bar with somewhat beveled ends.

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: Metal


Engraved or stamped on one side of the bar: “J. WHITWORTH & Co.” “MANCHESTER”
On another side: “3 IN”

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 7.5 cm, width = 2 cm, height = 2 cm

Function: Measurement.


Poor: The object is corroded on all surfaces. This corrosion is particularly severe on the side of the object opposite to its label; here, the object is rusted over the entire surface.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: J. Whitworth & Co., Manchester

Date of Manufacture:


University of Toronto Department of Physics

Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC