Retractable tape measure

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 007929
Country
Date
1950 - 1959

Description

A small retractable tape measure in a cream coloured circular case decorated on one side with a hand painted floral arrangement in shades of blue, pink and green. The textile tape contained within the case is marked in inches on one side only and measures up to 48 inches. It is marked 'Foreign' and pulls out with a square metal pull. The undecorated side of the case has a metal retractable button. This example dates from the 1950s. The case is made in two halves of injection moulded polystyrene which are fabricated together.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

printed: "Foreign" (leading end of tape)
Dimensions
Depth
10mm
Diameter
40mm
Material Note
plastic
PS case
polystyrene
textile tape
metal pull and button