Tunbridge Stick Ware Acorn Tape Measure

Tunbridge Stick Ware Acorn Tape Measure
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  • Item #: 1017
Antique Tunbridge Stick Ware tape measure shaped like an acorn. 1 3/4" tall, the acorn has a rosewood spindle and red silk hand numbered tape. Excellent condition. In the late 1700s, Tunbridge Wells, located in the town of Kent, England began to become famous for the supposed curative powers of the waters drawn from the wells, the water itself originating in the Chalybeate Springs. The various colors of wood were abundant in the nearby forest, rich with various species. The earliest pieces of Tunbridge Ware were actually drinking cups made for use by the visitors to the wells. The three types of wooden ware for which the town was famous were: painted ware, stick ware, and mosaic ware.
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Price $185.00