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John Rabone Tape Measures

Pair of great quality John Rabone & Sons steel surveyors tape measures.  Each has imperial measurements on the steel tap, and measure 100ft. Both measures are in excellent condition and fully working. We have a No 4351 measure dating from the 1950s with a metal and brass casing, measuring approx 4.5" (11cm) diameter. The leather clad measure dates from the 1930s and is a No 4181, measuring approx 13" (12.75cm) diameter. The company has origins dating back to the 1780s in Birmingham, becoming John Rabone and Sons in 1877, and continued as a family business until 1962, becoming a public company in 1948.