The verniers are beautifully engraved and show signs of hard use. It's been a very long time since I used a set of vernier calipers.Long ago I would have taken my glasses off to read them, and today I would have to use magnifiers to see the lines.
I have old world Vernier sights on a couple of the black powder rifles. I am going to have to re-learn how they work this spring...
Nice craftmanship vs. Ikea. It's like comparing our founding fathers with today's politicians. They don't make 'em that way anymore.
My wife loves Ikea but gawd… I hate them. We almost had WW3 when we bought the house. Her mom and dad had better ideas about décor and esthetics than I did and insisted on stainless steel and plastic where I wanted wood and rustic. The in laws were furious when I dug my feet in about it too. I just don't want that crappy modern mass produced sterile chit in my home...
Plus one on the verniers. I know how to read them, I just can't see them anymore. Looks like someone had some fun engraving them, an art that is an amazing skill.
A lot of the engravers and carvers will often practice their art on their own tools. It makes them much harder to "lose" if ya catch my drift... ;)
That cabinet! Wonder what its original intended use was? Jeweler? I'd have fun filling all those trays with thread and notions. Like everyone else, beautiful calipers, but I would need a magnifying glass to read them, too.
I think it's a wood worker's chest, Judy. They are the only ones I know that would go in for that kind of presentation... but whadda I know...?