Catalogue Number: 3493
Retracting tape measure advertising Wilson and Randall, Manufacturing Opticians
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Advertising, trade and products
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1930
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Small retracting tape measure, 26 mm dia 12 mm D, chrome finish metal with embossed flower on base and white enamel on the top inscribed ' WILSON & RANDALL / MANUFACTURING OPTICIANS / BRISBANE Phone B 4709 '. Tape is white cloth marked in cm on one side and inches on the other.
Historical Significance: This item belonged to Miss Ella Lillian May Pink (1890-1986) an Australian woman who qualified in optometry in London in 1915 and practised in Australia from 1917 until September 1953.
How Acquired: Donated by Noel Dawson (Ella Pink Collection)
Date Acquired: Jan 2018
Condition: Fair. Rust on sides and rust mottling on base
Location: Archive office. East wall shelves unit 3. Drawer 11