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Measuring aid

Measurement-marked masking tape
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I couldn't find this advertised anywhere but it could be useful in the tool-box - masking-tape with metric or imperial measurement markings printed on it, repetitively.

I'm too lazy to list the situations where it would come in handy, [plus a ball-pen], but the suppliers of it should like it.

It would get used up more rapidly than plain tape.

rayfo, Jun 27 2001

US patent 3648835 http://www.google.com/patents/US3648835
[xaviergisz, Mar 06 2012]

US patent 4708755 http://www.google.c...&dq=US4708755&hl=en
[xaviergisz, Mar 06 2012]

WO9964813 http://worldwide.es...EPODOC&locale=en_EP
[xaviergisz, Mar 06 2012]


       Quite good. I can see an application in the tailor's trade for those with inseam-measurement issues.
The Military, Jul 04 2001

       Rather than number it, just put markings for .25, .50, .75 and 1 foot on it. Not too hard to count the right number of lines, and you probably wouldn't be using it for more than a couple of feet anyway...
StarChaser, Jul 05 2001

       The ol' stand up just keeps coming back, doesn't it Rods?
AfroAssault, Aug 14 2001

       dammit!!! I just had this idea, searched and it's already done. If anyone's interested, my version was going to be like Magic Tape only with measurements marked in deliberately-fading ink. The ink should be photobleachable or fade on oxidation....
bs0u0155, Mar 06 2012

       This is a brilliant idea, and don't let [xaviergisz] put you off. If it's been patented once then, by god, it can surely be patented again.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 06 2012


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