War Dept. Surveying Tape c. 1944

War Dept. Surveying Tape c. 1944

Code: M21081


W: 15cm (5.9")H: 15cm (5.9")D: 4cm (1.6")


By John Rabone & Sons of Birmingham.  100' Surveyors' tape measure.  Leather cased with brass fittings and very neat fold-out/hinged winding knob.  The actual measure is marked in feet/inches only.  The case has fairly minor blemishes/marks and is in very good condition with a lovely patina. We haven't pulled the tape out all the way but the end 'ring' is probably a replacement and the initial 4' or so is rather worn but it improves steadily after that.  The case is also War Department Broad Arrow embossed with a 1944 date.  This is the type of measure used for marking out foundations/buildings and could have been used in RAF station building and runway construction work among many other possibilities.  A lovely item in good overall condition.  Stock code M20799.