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100ft tape measure, County of Dumfries, c1960

Period:
20th Century
Description:

100 foot steel tape measure in brown leather casing.  One side of the tape is marked with with inches, the other with links.  The central brass winding mechanism does not work and as a result will not retract into the casing.  This measure failed its last calibration test.  It has only one verification stamp dated 1960 on the end of the steel tape.

 

Inscription:

case - 'JOHN RABONE & SONS / BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND'
tape - '6791 / LONDON / RABONE / MADE IN ENGLAND / CALIBRATED AT 62oFAHT AT 10LBS'

Place of Production:
Hockley Abbey Works, Birmingham
Materials/Media:
leather, copper alloy, steel
Dimensions:
(case) diameter 150mm, depth 25mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:2007.3.43
Digital Number:
DMWM008a-d
Creation Date:
c1960
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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