From My Personal Collection Of Antique Sewing Tools -. Century Figural Copper & Brass Coffee Grinder Mechanical Tape Measure.
Body And Silk Tape Are In Excellent Condition. The Metal Base Is Copper While The Handle Appears To Be Brass. The Handle Which Would Turn The Coffee Grinder, Is Actually The Winding Mechanism. Turn It One Way And The Silk Tape Comes Out Of The Base.
Turn It The Other Way And The Tape Retracts. The Base Is Designed To Look Like It Has A Drawer Which Would Pull Out And Contain The Ground Coffee. The Drawer Does Not Pull Out But It Has The Knob Handle. The Base Is Sturdy And Intact.
It Has The Beautiful Patina That Only Comes With Age. I Have Not Polished The Base Preferring To Leave The Decision Of Whether And How To Polish It I Would Not! The Tape Is Pink Silk And Is In Excellent Condition.
The Silk Tape Does Not Appear To Have Ever Had A Pull Ring Or Tab. It Is Marked In Inches. 1 5/8 Tall X 1 ½ Wide. Similar Design Is Shown On Page 141 Of Arbittier & Murphy's Book Collecting Figural Tape Measures. The item "Antique Coffee Grinder Figural Tape Measure Copper and Brass With Silk Tape EUC" is in sale since Sunday, June 4, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Tools, Scissors & Measures". The seller is "dmq2014" and is located in Sedona, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia.