Sue and I found this piece of drawing equipment in a small charity shop in Henley in Arden yesterday afternoon. We had decided that a day out to Nuneaton was in order and on the return, we took a detour through Henley and Stratford on Avon.
The Caroll Translateur Universel is a very well built rolling ruler with brass fittings and variable angle drawing arm. As you can see the rule came in its original packaging and with a single page information sheet - I don't think it has ever been used.
I have done an internet search for details, but apart from a couple of French and German e-bay entries, there was little to find.
I have already used it to sketch up some model plans, and look forward to doing more. The important question is; How much did I pay?
Just £2.00. A real bargain.