This old celluloid tape measure has the same information on both sides; Johnston & Larimer Distributors – Wichita, Kansas - Oklahoma City, Okla. In the center is a logo with a J and L Inc within a circle. I believe the company started as a dry goods business in the early 1900’s. The tape measures has a slide locking mechanism on the edge to hold tape from reacting. The yellow cloth tape has inch increments on one side only. The last patent date on the edge is 1947.
It measures about 1 3/8” in diameter and is in very nice condition with minimal scuff wear to the celluloid and minor edge fraying on the tape. The pulls out and retracts and locks in place.
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Vintage Celluloid Advertising Tape Measure – Johnston & Larimer – Oklahoma & Kansas