Uncanny Artist Ephemera and Objects for Artists and Collectors
  • Old Novelty Brass Fish Tape Measure

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    This Old Novelty Brass Fish Tape Measure is beautifully detailed on the front with rows of tiny scales on a wide body; striated dorsal, pectoral, pelvic, anal, and caudal fins; a large round eye; a lipped mouth; and three rowed gill cover.  (The fish appears to be a flounder.)  The back is plain brass with metal tabs that hold the front and back together.  The fish measures 2.3125" long by 1.5" wide (at center) by 0.5" deep (at center).  The 36" pale blue cloth tape measure can be pulled out by a ring in the fish's mouth.  Maker and age are unknown.  (Only one past listing for this tape measure has been found.  It was described as being rare.)  This Old Novelty Brass Fish Tape Measure is in better than good condition with two minor surface dings on the brass back and some edge fraying to the cloth of the tape measure, particularly on the first 3 inches.  A name is written on the back of the cloth.