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Title Dartmouth Metallic Woven Tape measure, 7442T, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., N.Y., n.d., ca. 1921-1940.
Object Name Measure, Tape
Catalog Number 2009.006.0230
Collection Keuffel & Esser Company Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Dartmouth Metallic Woven Tape measure, 7442T, made by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York, no date, circa 1920-1940. Embossed leather covered metal case, 3-1/8" diameter x 7/8" thick, with nickel plated folding crank handle; 25 foot long x 5/8" wide white woven tape with black graduations, feet, inches and half inches; ring end in measurements. Reverse of tape end has circa 5" long leather reinforcement sewn ending at circa 6-3/4" mark; only 1-3/4" of original reinforcement remains on this object.

Product line and manufacturer's name appear in embossed lettering on both sides. Tape length is marked marked on crank handle. Model number does not appear on object.

While the Dartmouth line precedes the 36th edition catalog of 1921, a tape in this line with 1/2" markings was first offered in that catalog and through the 38th edition in the leather case. (Interim war edition, 39th, was issued in 1943.)

K & E had their main office and factories in Hoboken when this item was made.
Date 1921-1942
Year Range from 1921
Year Range to 1942
Search Terms K & E
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Caption Dartmouth Metallic Woven Tape measure, 7442T
Imagefile 071\20090060230.TIF
Classification Manufacturing
Business & Commerce