John Deere

Description (Brief)
A tape measure in a celluloid case of cream celluloid with yellow and green on the front and back. Advertising copy for the John Deere Company includes a profile portrait of John Deere with the message, "He gave to the world the steel plow," underneath. The other side bears the John Deere logo.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tape measure
date made
1917
advertiser
Deere & Company
depicted
Deere, John
maker
Parisian Novelty Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
cloth (tape material)
Measurements
overall: 1 cm x 3.5 cm; 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
2006.0098.0927
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0927
subject
Farming
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Measuring & Mapping
Celluloid
Agriculture
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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