Antique scrimshaw yardstick made of partridge wood with whale ivory ends. Diamond shaped silver inlays on the front indicate 9 inch or 1/4 yard divisions. The reverse side is inlaid with narrow copper strips showing 4 1/2 inch or 1/8 yard divisions. Very nice condition with several copper strips missing. 19th C. 36 in. long. Nantucket origin.