Construction tape - its history and interesting facts
Measuring the size of objects or even objects may require different instruments and devices, and each of them will be "sharpened" for certain conditions. The simplest device is a building measuring tape, which is needed in order to determine the dimensions of linear objects.
This tool is used almost everywhere, and it helps to solve construction, domestic, industrial, geodetic and many other tasks that are associated with measurements.
Those measuring tools that every home owner buys for themselves are most often construction ones. There are other types of tape measures, and each type is used for specific measurement conditions.
The construction of the simplest tape measure is very simple:
The measuring band is a metal or a plastic sheet (sheet), with a scale on the front.
There are also such tape measures that are equipped with a double hook - these are two teeth that protrude from the back and front side of the canvas.
Latch is a mechanism located on the body, which makes it possible to fix the canvas in the selected area. In most cases, this is a slider key that presses the canvas against the body when pressed.
In addition to the elements that form the basis of the tape measure, there may be other additional mechanisms on the case, for example, a small flashlight for hanging the scale, a strap for easy removal of the device from a pocket or for wearing on the wrist, and belt clip. The main parameters that will characterize the tool are the parameters of the measurement scale, the material and size of the blade, the parameters of the body, the accuracy class, the type of the retainer and the parameters of the hook (hook).
After the ruler, it is the measuring tape that is the most popular device, and at the same time we use it very often. And there are such professions where people do not part with the tape measure all day.
Do you know that a lot of unusual and informative facts are associated with such a measuring instrument?
This event took place back in the 16th century, and such an intelligent person can rightfully be considered the inventor of the roll measuring device - the prototype of the modern building measuring tape.
And the creator of modern roulette is Alvin Fellowes, who lived in Connecticut, which is in the United States of America. Such an invention has an exact date - July 14, 1868, which makes it clear why the Day of the measuring tape fell on this date. Alvin just inserted a roll of markings into a small-sized case and attached a handle to the axle. In addition, he did not forget to patent such an invention.
Interestingly, the first roulettes were incredibly expensive - at that time $ 18 was a fortune, and if you translate this amount at the current exchange rate, you get about $ 320.
This will be the width of the tape measure. If you measure from an angle, then you will need to add the width of the tape measure to the obtained value, and you will get the perfect accurate measurement.
There are even electronic roulettes with a small screen, and after measuring, there is no need to consider what value is on the scale, because all the data will go to the screen, which is built into the body of the roulette. Such a tool will be convenient because it has memory and you can simply save the result, and not write it down every time.
And in 2018, the measuring tape in its modern form turned 150 years old! We hope that these facts have become an interesting discovery for you.
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