Old, Figural Celluloid Tape Measure - Fruit Basket with Handle
This little celluloid fruit basket is a vintage figural tape measure. It looks like there is an apple, pear, grapes and a banana among the other fruit in the basket. The basket is adorned with a pretty bow on the handle. The painting is a bit crude and some of the colors are a bit weak. The celluloid is embossed JAPAN on one of the pieces of fruit. It has a white cloth tape which is marked with inches on one side and centimeters on the other and is marked; Japan. I believe it was made between the 1930's and 1950's.
It measures about 2" high and the base measures about 1 1/14" in diameter. It is in good condition with minimal wear. The celluloid is not split or cracked. The white cloth tape is in fairly good condition with light fraying along the edges and some rust stains. It pulls out and retracts wells.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Item ID: 17415
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