Tape measure

Description (Brief)
Tape measure. Its mustard yellow celluoid case is shaped like an egg. The tab on cloth measure is made to resemble a black housefly.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tape measure
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
Sewing and Knitting
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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