John Rabone And Sons Tape Measure - No. 5151

john rabone tape measure 5151
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Manufacturer: John Rabone And Sons

Tool Type: Tape Measure

Model No: 5151

The John Rabone and Sons number 5151 tape measure is an old tape measure housed in a mottle effect Bakelite case.

The internal measuring tape is made from steel with the measurements marked in increments of inches and feet. Each inch increment is further broken down into quarter increments.

The John Rabone And Sons 5151 tape measure is fitted with a steel ring pull fixed to the start of the tape. The ring pull also allows the user to potentially hook the pull over something to aid in long distant measuring.



john rabone tape measure

The 5151 also has a steel winding mechanism. The winder neatly clips into a central hole when not in use.

This Rabone tape measure was presented in a small Rabone square cardboard box. The cardboard box was covered in labels detailing the tape measure information specifics. The box of this Rabone tape measures says the number is ‘SO 5151’.

The tape photographed was a 66ft long tape. Other sizes of this tape were manufactured by John Rabone and Sons.


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Tape Measure Construction

john rabone tape measure

Case:
bakelite

Fittings:
alloy

Tape:
steel

Markings:


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