Dring & Fage, Gauging and Measuring Tools

Dring & Fage were manufacturers of gauging equipment, rules etc. A large proportion of their range was produced for the Customs and Excise to measure goods for taxation purposes.

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Brass Printing Plate, Dring & Fage Ltd, Tooley Street, London. Approx. 2.1/2″ x 1.3/4″. Inventory No.0110AG
Advert for Dring & Fage from 'The Standard Stave Measurer and Calculator' 1891
Advert for Dring & Fage from ‘The Standard Stave Measurer and Calculator’ 1891

 

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12″ Caliper by Dring & Fage Ltd, London. Also marked ‘Shop Pattern’ Inventory No.0093AG
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4 fold dip rod by Dring & Fage, Tooley Street, London, 24″ long with scales for Pin Standing & Lying, Firkin Standing & Lying and Kilderkin Standing & Lying. Inventory No.0085AG
4 fold dip rod
4 fold dip rod by Dring & Fage, Tooley Street, London, 24″ long with scales for straight stone bottles and bulge stone bottles. Inventory No.0229RF
12" four slide gauger's rule by Dring & Fage
12″ four slide gauger’s rule by Dring & Fage, 20 Tooley Street, London Bridge. Inventory No.0275AG
12" four slide gauger's rule by Dring & Fage
12″ four slide gauger’s rule by Dring & Fage, 20 Tooley Street, London Bridge. Detail of reverse side with slide out showing maker’s mark. Inventory No.0275AG

 

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Dring & Fage 12″ timber measuring rule Inventory No.0164RF.
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Dring & Fage 10″ device, purpose unknown. I would like to know what it does. Inventory No.0165AG
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Dring & Fage 10″ device, purpose unknown, another view of above. I would like to know what it does. Inventory No.0165AG
Timber callipers
Timber callipers to measure 20″, not marked Dring & Fage but very likely made by them. Inventory No.0220AG
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Customs & Excise dip rod for measuring the evaporation of spirits after a number of years. Scales for American barrels, hogsheads, butts and 12 inches. Made by Dring & Fage, London. Inventory No.0228RF
Dring & Fage 50cm gauge probably for measuring timber. Marked Customs & Excise 25-1-72
Dring & Fage 50cm gauge probably for measuring timber. Marked Customs & Excise 25-1-72 just after we had supposedly gone metric. Inventory No.0351RF

 

Dring & Fage 44" Head Rod
Dring & Fage 44″ Head Rod, one of the Standard Instruments used by the Customs and Excise for barrel gauging. Marked: Dring & Fage London Makers to the Customs & Excise. Inventory No.0267RF
44" Head Rod, Marked Dring & Fage, Makers to the Customs.
44″ Head Rod, Marked Dring & Fage, Makers to the Customs. Inventory No.0348AG
44" Head Rod, Marked Dring & Fage, Makers, 20 Tooley Street, London.
44″ Head Rod, Marked Dring & Fage, Makers, 20 Tooley Street, London. Inventory No.0349AG
44" Head Rod, Marked Dring & Fage Ltd, London. Inventory No.0350AG
44″ Head Rod, Marked Dring & Fage Ltd, London. Customs & Excise DF49 A2 Inventory No.0350A

 

20" Folding Dip Rod
20″ Folding Dip Rod for Imperial Gallons by Dring & Fage. Inventory No.0287AG
Dring & Fage, 145, Strand, London,24" Gauger's slide rule.
Dring & Fage, 145, Strand, London,24″ Gauger’s slide rule. Inventory No.0356AG
Dring & Fage 24" two fold dip rod
Dring & Fage 24″ two fold dip rod for straight and bulge stone bottles up to 6 gallons. Marked: Dring & Fage Makers London. Inventory No.0398AG
Dring & Fage 24" two fold dip rod.
Dring & Fage 24″ two fold dip rod for straight and bulge stone bottles up to 6 gallons. Marked: Dring & Fage Makers London. Showing maker’s mark. Inventory No.0398AG