Cloth tape measure

Made:
1850-1860 in Hockley
maker:
John Rabone and Sons

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One flexible, cloth tape measure on reel with measurements in feet and inches one side and links on other, enclosed in leather case, made by John Rabone, Birmingham. Sold under the trade name of 'Hockley Abbey', the tape measure comes from a shipwright's tool chest dated to the 1850s.

Cloth tape measure on reel and enclosed in leather case, made by John Rabone, Birmingham. Sold under the trade name of 'Hockley Abbey', the tape measure comes from a shipwright's tool chest dated to the 1850s.

Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
1979-816/22
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), leather and textile
type:
tape measure
credit:
Bacher, J.