Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Stanley Long Tapes, Part II: "White Tape" Improvements

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Stanley Long Tapes, Part II: "White Tape" Improvements

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Stanley, around January 1960, made some changes to its steel "white tapes," which were signified by the addition of an "A" to the end of the model number (Figure 1). This new model number followed through on all of Stanley's four tapes becoming model nos. 6325A, 6350A, 6375A, and 63100A (see back cover).

The first change was that the spurred hook-ring on the blade was constructed differently from the earlier model (Figures 2a and 2b). In the original version, the hook ring was hollow with a slot at the top fitted with a spur. The new version had a solid ring. Like the original version, the spur on the new version was used to hold the tape in place when measuring, but this spur was manufactured with a hook that looped over the solid ring. There was a flat section formed in the center of the ring where the spur was attached with a rivet (see detail, Figure 2b). The spur rotated to form the hook, which was a more substantial arrangement.

The second improvement Stanley made was changing the crank profile to give it a sweep of 2 inches in diameter (Figures 3a and 3b). The crank (shown open in Figure 3b) had a smooth background and a more graceful design. The reverse side has a pin button that, when pushed, would pop the crank open (Figure 4).

Another change was that the band around the edge of the case was flat not grooves as in the earlier version (Figure 5).The blade mouth in the new version had double rollers (Figure 6), an improvement over the earlier models. …

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