Measuring Tape

2017/003

33 ft fabric measuring tape in moulded brown leather box case

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Description

33 ft fabric measuring tape in moulded brown leather box case made by Henry Barnascone & Son, Sheffield. Graduated in half inches and links.

There are 6 ft of tape missing.

Henry Barnascone and his brother Lewis were Swiss emigrants who settled in Sheffield in early 1800’s. Henry was a cutler active 1868-1883. From 1884 the firm became H. Barnascone & Son and from 1901 to 1934 H. Barnascone & Sons (Ltd from 1909). The firm used the trade mark EMPIRE.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2017/003

Item Type

Short Description

33 ft fabric measuring tape in moulded brown leather box case

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1900

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

"Henry Barnascone & Son / Empire / Sheffield" and "33FT".

Dimensions (mm)

Case: 85 (dia) x 27

Donor

Date Donated

February 2017

Materials

Leather, brass, steel and fabric

Condition

Fair (6 ft missing from tape)

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