50-Foot tape measure with notebook, British, 1846-1860

Made:
1846-1860
maker:
J Parkes and Son

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Linen measuring tape, 50-foot, with notebook and pencil in leather case, by J. Parkes & Son, Birmingham, England, 1846-1860.

Made by J. Parkes and Son. Inscribed on punched leather 'J.PARKES & SON/ [Royal Coat of Arms] /REGISTERED/FEBY 14TH 1846/SOLID - LEATHER/50 Ft.'

Details

Category:
Surveying
Object Number:
1954-250
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), carbon fibre, iron, ivory, leather, linen (textile), paper (fibre product), wood (unidentified)
type:
tape measure
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
National Maritime Museum
status:
Permanent collection

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