In the matter of common pocket boxwood rules, the American manufacturers so far excel all others
that, if not all European nations, certainly all
nations outside of Europe are supplied from America.
Perhaps one of the largest firms, and certainly one
of the most reliable, who manufacture rules, is that
of Stephens & Co., Riverton, Conn. This firm also
makes the Stephens' Combination Rule, which is
having quite a good sale in foreign markets.
Wood-Worker, Vol.28, 1887, (New York: Hodgson &