Vintage leather-cased tape measure by Chesterman of Sheffield, England. Rolls out to 100 feet and is rolled back up via the pop-out metal crank. Nice vintage condition, has wear commensurate with age but only adds to the amazing look of the piece. I've seen quite a few of the 50 ft. tape measures, but the 100 ft. seems to be relatively rare.
There are a couple of paperclips on the front end of the tape where the tape has grown a little thin over time to keep it from breaking. this could be sewed, I imagine but I will leave this up to the buyer, I think it adds to the character of the piece and displays nicely as is. Entire tape is intact and winds up nicely.
I have some other antique tools in my store (please check the category "Vintage Garage") for more items. If you are interested in multiple items, please feel free to make an offer. Thanks.