The object is a standard yard stick that was apparently used for a special purpose: a provenance sticker attached to the object reads "The 'Dimmick' yard stick used to clear jammed chip boxes in IBM PHOTOSTORE." Wrapped around one end of the object (the "handle" end?) is tightly attached masking tape.
LLNL deprecated number, written on the object
overall: 1/2 in x 1 in x 36 in
Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)