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Title K&E Wyteface 25; 6 ft tape measure. Made by Keuffel & Esser Co., (Morristown, N.J.?), n.d., ca. 1969-1980
Object Name Measure, Tape
Catalog Number 2010.007.0455
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description K&E Wyteface 25; 6 foot tape measure. Made by Keuffel & Esser Co., (probably Morristown, N.J.), no date, circa 1969-1980. Chrome metal case with red printed plastic front face; 1/4" metal tape, retractable; black markings on white, feet and inches, sixteenths of an inch (1st six inches to 32nds of an inch.) Overall 1-3/4" square x 5/16" thick.

This pocket tape measure does not have a model number other than the name on it; tape blade does not have K&E markings; the six foot end does not have a refill stock number and may not be replaceable except by dis-assembly.

K&E was located in Hoboken through 1968 and thereafter in Morristown, N.J. It is not believed the product was made in Hoboken as it carries the logo introduced for its 1967 centennial and no place of manufacture.

The size of the item suggests it was for promotional purposes rather than catalog stock.
Date 1969-1980
Year Range from 1969
Year Range to 1980
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption Keuffel & Esser tape measure
Imagefile 076\20100070455.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce