Great Expectations Antiques

Circa: 1940's-53
Condition: Good++
Manufacturer: Stanley Defiance
This is a quality made 6 foot steel tape measure in very good useable condition. It is marked "DEFIANCE BY STANLEY NO. 1260 6 FEET MADE IN U.S.A.". on one side and "AUTOMATIC RULE SNUB BLADE AVOID SNAP BACK" on the other side of the 2" diameter round steel case. This is a push buttom spring back tape measure in very good working order, good spring, return is still strong. We do note that there is some tarnish or darkening on the first 15" of the steel tape, but all the inch markings and graduation can still be viewed. We also note that there is a slight kink the the tape at the 1/2" and 6" mark on the tape, not serious, the tape is still plenty strong. As for the exterior, the side that is marked AUTOMATIC RULE has some minor pitting on it, otherwise the rest of the rule has no pitting, a few very tiny dings, very clean. This is a hard to find Stanley Defiance model, in very clean condition.

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