Boules measure

Side view of a measure showing the inscribed text. Side view of a measure showing the thickness of the material. Side view of a measure showing the two measuring points. Side view of a measure showing the two measuring points.
Side view of a measure showing the inscribed text. Side view of a measure showing the thickness of the material. Side view of a measure showing the two measuring points. Side view of a measure showing the two measuring points.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006918
Country
Date
1930 - 1950

Description

A small piece of equipment for measuring the relative distances between bowls from the target ball. It comprises a flat reel or winder, a length of linen twine and two arrow shaped pointers, one of which is threaded onto the twine in such a way that it can be moved along its length. The reel is embossed in gold with the words 'Drink Bass and be well' indicating that this is a promotional piece. The pieces are black and have a highly polished finish. Possibly cut from a sheet of casein formaldehyde circa mid 20th century. The reel is 60mm wide and 21mm deep and the pointers are 60mm in length x 6mm wide at the maximum point.
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Inscriptions

embossed: "Drink Bass and be well" (reel)
Dimensions
Depth
21mm
Method
Colour Note
reel and pointers
lettering
twine