This is a beautifully made old tape measure in the shape of a dog's head. I don't know what kind of dog it is but it is nicely detailed. When I first saw it I was sure it was made of metal. It looks like bronze with the green patina in the crevices but actually it is made of celluloid. It is flat on the back with a round celluloid cover over the tape housing. The white cloth is marked Germany and it has inches on one side and millimeters on the other.
It measures about 2 1/8” from nose to back of ear,1 3/8” high and ¾” thick. It is in very good condition with a little wear to the paint on the high spots like his cheek bone and also off the back. The tape pulls out and retracts well.
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Vintage Celluloid Dog Head Tape Measure that Looks Metallic