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To celebrate National Tape Measure Day (14/07/15) CF Fertilisers are giving away branded a tape measure to those who follow our corporate pages on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and share the post.
(Valid for shares completed on the 14/07/15 only- subject to availability. After this date the offer is closed.)
The wider the tape measure the greater the sign of quality. Poor quality, narrow ones will lose their shape after a few feet or so when extended. If you do a lot of measuring on your own, or need to be able to reach the ceiling without a ladder then this will impede your work. Do not fear, the CF Fertilisers tape measure, like all things we do, its great quality!
Tape Measure Facts: (which may or may not be true!)
On July 14, 1868, New Haven resident Alvin J. Fellows received patent number 79,965 for a tape measure in a circular case with a lock to hold the tape at the desired point.
A unique feature prevalent to most tape measures is a small diamond which is embedded every 19.2 inches. It is called black truss marking.
The Hook is Supposed to be Loose
Tape measures are typically stored rolled in a circle, and sometimes they retract into small containers, and these types of tape measures were originally referred to as ‘spring-click tapes’ and are now commonly called ‘retractable tape measures’.
The longest tape measure in the world is gold plated and was made in 1956 by a surveyor and tape-maker, Justus Roe, and it measures 180 metres (600 feet).