Pearl topped box tape with end spindle. c 1850


A pretty tape measure which would have been part of a matched set of sewing tools. The top is a disc of carved pearl. The barrel could be vegetable ivory or ivory as it is honey coloured. The maroon printed silk tape is almost complete (  1/2 inch short ) but it does have its end stop.

In excellent condition.

2.5 cm high  ( 1 inch )
base diameter 2 cm  ( 0.75 inch )
top diameter 2.5 cm  ( 1 inch )

Stock no. HS30