By John Rabone & Sons of Birmingham. 100' Surveyors' tape measure. Leather cased with brass fittings and very neat fold-out hinged winding knob. Marked as 'Rabone's Metallic Wired Tape' the actual measure is marked in feet/inches one side and metric on the reverse. The case is in beautiful condition with a lovely patina. We haven't pulled the tape out all the way but what we have seen is in good condition. The case is also Air Ministry (A. Crown M.) embossed with a 1940 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 super condition. Stock code M20438.