A childhood fascination becomes a passion
by Sandy Lindsay
June 19, 2016
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Glen Majury ... a passionate collector
For Glen Majury of Southampton, his passion for collecting began as a young boy in Paisley when he would visit his uncle Clifford during harvest time and he became fascinated with a ruler that folded and was in the pocket of his uncle's work overalls.
That began a lifelong interest that continues today and that folding ruler has evolved into 1,800 rulers and measuring tools of every description.
Folding rulers from a more-than-50-year passion
From a Doyle Scale ruler used by woodsmen to determine the number of planks that could be obtained from a tree to an old English measuring cup that measures a dozen different items from flour to tapioca on the 'inside' of the cup, Majury has a fascinating collection of measure tools of all kinds.
Yardsticks line the walls and rulers hang from the ceiling and, as with most who are passionate about their collections, he knows the history behind each and where it hangs so that he can readily lay his hand on the one he is explaining - for each has a story.
Glen Majury easily puts his hand on a ruler he is explaining ...
... from the hundreds that hang there
Ever wondered how much spaghetti to serve? Majury has a measuring tool for that too.
Slip enough dry spaghetti into the holes and you have the perfect portion size when cooked
There is also the oven safety ruler ... slide a pot safely with the hook from the heat to check and then push it back with the slotted end
While rulers were his first collecting
passion, Majury also has others.
He also has more than 100 'Church' plates from across Canada with community names such as as Eden, Ballantrae, Kersdoyle and many others.
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