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The Variscale is a unique and accurate mechanical scale which was designed to measure latitude, longitude and any scalar distance on topo maps including UTM, state plane co-ordinate units (feet in most cases) or miles. The Variscale works on any map scale and in any units. The scale can be read from right to left or from left to right. The Variscale has been used by mariners and engineers, architects and draftsmen. The Variscale was originally intended to be used on USGS quad maps but it can just as easily be calibrated to any drawing or map even if it has been enlarged or reduced. The Variscale is essentially an infinitely variable-length scale (ruler).

The Variscale shown here on a USGS 7-1/2 minute quad sheet


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Click here for operating instructions


Model 150 Variscale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $Call

Limited quantities available.

Two piece construction, made from durable polycarbonate plastic. Made in the USA.
Maximum working length is approximately 10 inches and the dual printed
 graduations read from left to right and from right to left and have a maximum
 range of 150 units.
The assembled unit measures 11-1/2" wide by 12" high.



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