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This vintage handheld Distance Finder gadget is circa 1950s and is simply a fun (and educational) toy for kids of ALL ages! Whether you are a child with lots of curiousity or a golf enthusiast or simply LOVE little unique gadgets to collect, you will want this for your own stash of vintage curious objects! It is made with aluminum and cardboard.

Metal aluminum plate measures 3 1/2" long x 2 1/4" wide. Metal black plunger piece extends 2" above the aluminum plate.

The front of the distance finder has great 50s graphics showing possible objects to determine distance of as well as distances in feet and miles.

The back of the distance finder gives the directions as follows"

1. Hold distance finder directly in front of you at arms length and eye level, pointing at object.
2. Sight object through slot .
3. While sighting object depress knob on top until height of slot coincides with height of object.
4. Read below, distance of object sighted.

We thought it might be fun to explain what defines a "gadget" anyway?

It has to have electronic and/or moving parts of some kind. Scissors count, but the knife does not.

It has to be a self-contained apparatus that can be used on its own, not a subset of another device. The flashlight counts; the light bulb does not. The notebook counts, but the hard drive doesn't.

It has to be smaller than the proverbial bread box. This is the most flexible of the categories, since gadgets have gotten inexorably smaller over time. But in general we included only items that were potentially mobile: The Dustbuster counts; the vacuum cleaner doesn't.

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Vintage Handheld DISTANCE FINDER Gadget - 1950s - Fun for Kids - Golfer - Altered ArT