I & D SMALLWOOD Leather Cased Tape Measure - 33 Feet
A very nice 33 foot leather cased tape measure by I & D SMALLWOOD of Birmingham.
I & D (John & Daniel) SMALLWOOD advertised as being established in 1810 although this may refer to the business of their father, William Smallwood as both John and Daniel were born in the 1820s. The business was the last of the Birmingham rule makers to cease trading and finally closed its doors in 1999.
This compact leather bound tape is marked 'I & D SMALLWOOD BIRMINGHAM' on the brass disc with '33FT' on the winding handle.
31/4 inch diameter stitched leather case, a few minor surface scuffs and scratches.
The cloth tape is marked 'LONDON' and graduated into feet, inches links and poles.
The tape has been extended to its full length, is in good condition apart from some minor fraying by the 5 inch mark, and rewinds smoothly back into its case.