Vintage Lufkin Rule Tape Measure - Brass Metal Case - Fabric Cloth Tape - Made in USA - 50 Ft Measuring Tape - Rustic Brown Carpenter Tool

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Vintage Lufkin rule tape measure. This rustic tape measure case is made of brass, with a cloth (possibly linen) ribbon. It has a self-storing rewind crank on top, so you can retract the tape after it's been pulled out. The end of the tape is knotted; there is not a metal pull attached. I have extended it to 25 ft. with no issues with extension or retraction. While the case is quite worn, and the tape does have a "hey-I'm-almost-100-years-old" musty scent, this collectible is so charming and would make a great gift for the handyman/woman in your life! Please see Specifications section below for size and condition information.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Era - 1920s/1930s (possibly earlier)

Material - Brass metal case / fabric tape

Markings - Lufkin, Made in U.S.A., 50 FT.

Condition - Good/fair vintage condition. Case shows significant all-over metal wear. Cloth tape is worn on the edges with stray threads, but numbers and markings are still visible on tape. There are two tiny areas of verdigris on the sides of the case (not very noticeable). Rewind crank works correctly. Tape has musty scent when extended; this scent is not as apparent when it is retracted. A very cool piece of history!

Size/Measurements - 3 1/4 in diameter, 5/8" thick. (8.2 cm in diameter, 1.5 cm thick). It is a 50 ft. measuring tape, that has been successfully extended to 25 ft.

*Care tip: When extending and retracting the ribbon, please do so at a slow pace, in order to maintain the functionality of this tape measure and decrease the chance of damage occurring.

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I use a combination of new and recycled packing materials to ensure your order gets to you safely and intact. Kindly note I do not include a packing slip in domestic orders, but if you would like one to be included, please message me (all international orders will have a packing slip included in their order for Customs purposes). Also, I am happy to provide free gift wrapping on all orders - just write a note in the "Message to Seller" section when placing your order, and I will take care of this for you!


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