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Tape Measure Case (USA), ca. 1900

This is a Tape measure case. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1994. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of Alice Stern.

  • Ruler, 2015
  • nickel-plated wood.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.11

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 1.2 x 3.6 cm (1/2 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Tape Measure Case (USA), ca. 1900; silver; H x diam.: 1.2 x 3.6 cm (1/2 x 1 7/16 in.); Gift of Alice Stern; 1994-105-4

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