Advert Description

THIS IS A SCARE VINTAGE / VICTORIAN BRASS AND STEEL TAPE MEASURE WITH UNCERTAINTY REGARDING ITS PURPOSE OR USE BUT PROBABLY DESIGNED FOR EITHER MEASURING THE HEIGHT OF HORSES OR THE DISTANCE BETWEEN BOWLS ON A BOWLING GREEN OR EVEN GOLF!
PERHAPS SOMEONE CAN TELL ME THE EXACT PURPOSE OF THIS TAPE.
THE TAPE WAS MADE BY RENOWNED MAKERS JOHN RABONE & SONS, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND WHO WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1820 AND STILL GOING TODAY.
HOWEVER THE TAPE IS ENDORSED BY THE JOHNNIE WALKER WHISKY DISTILLERY AND WAS PROBABLY HANDED OUT AS AN ADVERTISING FEATURE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STEEL INNER TAPE, WHICH IS RETRACTABLE, IS NOT CALIBRATED IN INCHES OR MILLIMETERS SO COULD NOT BE USED TODAY FOR ANY PIRATICAL USES.
THIS IS AN INTERESTING AND RELATIVELY RARE MEASURING TAPE FOR THE COLLECTOR.
ITEM SPECIFICS:-
Type:-
Tape Measure.
Country/Region of Manufacture:-
United Kingdom.
Theme:-
Johnnie Walker Whisky Distillery Advertisement.
Material:-
Brass & Steel.
Era:-
Circa 1900s.
Sub-Type:-
Bowls / Horse Measuring Tape.
Made By:-
John Rabone & Sons, Birmingham, England.
MEASUREMENTS OF TAPE ARE AS FOLLOWS:-
WIDTH OF CASE:-
40MM.
THICKNESS:-
10MM.
LENGTH OF STEEL INNER TAPE:-
CIRCA 6 FEET.
FREE POSTAGE TO THE UK ONLY AND INVOLVES THE ITEM BEING SENT VIA RECORDED DELIVERY.
OVERSEAS BUYERS SHOULD CONTACT ME FOR POSTAL QUOTES PRIOR TO PURCHASE.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY MAY BE LIABLE FOR IMPORT DUTIES AND TAXES IN THEIR COUNTRY.

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Advert Type
Private Advert
Era
1900s

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