Reviewed By: I.Ball
Category: Old Tape Measures
Manufacturer: Rabone Chesterman
Tool Type: Tape Measure
The Rabone Chesterman tape measure has a flexible tape, a
brass winder and a solid leather, stitched case.
The tape typically measured with the measurement commencing from the outside of the ring at the end of the tape, i.e. ring is included in the measurement.
The most common measurements on these tape measures were feet and inches on the top side.
The tapes measures which surface most regularly today are 33ft, 66ft, and 100ft.
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The finger pull can be missing or replaced.
Another less desirable fault which can occur is the winder handle no longer holds shut; it flaps about when held upside down.
The case stitching can sometimes be coming apart at the seams.
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