Rabone Chesterman Tape Measure - 2

rabone chesterman tape measure
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Reviewed By: I.Ball

Manufacturer: Rabone Chesterman

Tool Type: Tape Measure

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The Rabone Chesterman tape measure has a steel 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 with links to the reverse side.

The tapes measures which surface most regularly today are 33ft, 66ft, and 100ft with measurements on both sides.

Tape Measure Construction

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Are There Any Problems / Issues With This Tool?

rabone chesterman tape measure

It is quite common to find the first 6-10 inches of the tape heavily worn.

The steel tapes are susceptible to rust spots and heavy corrosion especially if water has found its way inside the case.

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.

The steel tape is prone to kinks if the tape has been misused.


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