A good Victorian circular silver Tape Measure with attached suspension ring. The sprung tape extending on a ratchet and retreating when the knob is pushed. Engraved with the Crest and Coronet of Earl Cadogan, probably for George Henry 5th Earl Cadogan, of Chelsea House, Cadogan Place, London. Born 1840, he served as M. P for Bath, and after succession to the Lords in 1873 Lord Cadogan served in the government as Under Secretary for War and then the Colonies before becoming Lord Privy Seal and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.By James Chesterman & Co, Sheffield, 1908. James Chesterman had established his business with a Mr. Housfield in 1821, they were located at Nursery Street, Sheffield. The business specialised in making measuring tapes and instruments. In 1837 James Chesterman was listed as patentee of the spring tape measure and self rolling window blind. William Chesterman was elected Master Cutler in 1880.
In good condition with no damage or repair. The sprung retracting mechanism is functioning, although on occasions it does not retrieve the last couple of inches.
Diameter 13 mm (0.51 inches). Weight 35.00 Grams (1.13 troy ounces). Steppes Hill Farm Antiques Ltd specialise in small silver collectors items including wine labels, caddy spoons, snuff boxes, vinaigrettes, vesta cases, card cases, pencils and writing equipment, scent bottles, pin cushions etc etc as well as Flatware, Hollow-ware and Scottish and Irish silver.We have been members of The British Antique Dealers' Association since 1976. Please ask for a quote. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "rulebrittania" and is located in this country: GB.
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