A 66 ft wind up linen tape measure, in leather case with brass winding handle, made by John Rabone & Sons of Birmingham, England in the 1940's/50's.
This would have been an expensive and good quality tool in its day...it has obviously been well used and is now showing signs of its age. The linen tape is faded, although the markings are much clearer further in...the original brass ring has been replaced with a key ring ..and the measurements appear to start at 4 ft. (so you have 62 ft of measure !) The leather case shows signs of wear ( please see photos )
The brass winding mechanism still works smoothly and is stamped 66FT. JOHN RABONE & SONS. BIRMINGHAM,ENGLAND is embossed into the leather case around the brass handle.
A great addition to a rustic decor or for the vintage tool collector.
We are based in Herefordshire, UK. If it would be cheaper for you to collect your item from us, please contact the shop and we can arrange this for you!
UK Orders Royal Mail Signed For+Tracked. Estimated delivery time 1-2 days*
EU Orders Royal Mail Airmail Signed For+Tracked. Estimated delivery time 3-5 days *
Orders from the Rest of the World
Royal Mail Airmail, Signed For+Tracked. Estimated delivery time 5-7 days. However delivery times can vary considerably depending on the destination, and could be as long as 4 weeks*
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