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Object ID # 2005.025.001
Object Name Reel, Log
Title Surveyor's LUFKIN Reel
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Made Lufkin Rule Co.
Place of Origin Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
Description Surveyor's hand-held LUFKIN measuring tape wind-up reel. 100 ft. of steel tape. There is a wooden grip handle that is 11 cm long. The cross-like reel is 14.5 cm wide. The diameter of the tape when completely wound up is 11.5 cm. There is a folding, silvertone plated winding handle. The whole thing is about 25.5 cm long. Impressed maker's mark includes "PAT NO. 2,005850".
Makers mark Impressed maker's mark includes "PAT NO. 2,005850"
Provenance Manufactured in Saginaw, Michigan by The Lufkin Rule Co. Belonged to John MacDonald Blyth (1887-1959), Land Surveyor who originated from Grey County and later retired here.

Next belonged to James Peters [d. circa 2002], who willed it to the museum, as per the instructions of John MacDonald Blyth's will.

Collection Science & Technology Collection
Material Metal/Wood/Finish
Dimensions W-14.5 L-25.5 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Blyth, John MacDonald