Happy Tape Measure Day!

Yes you read that right, it’s July 14th, not April 1st. There really is a Tape Measure Day! The chosen date for Tape Measure Day hasn’t been chosen at random either. There’s a reason for it, and that is, that on this day, in 1868, American Alvin J. Fellows filed a patent for his new invention, the retractable tape measure!

Of course even back then tape measures were nothing new. The Romans used strips of leather with marks on to measure with, and in England, James Chesterman had created a steel measuring tape. However, Chesterman’s tape was inconvenient and incredibly expensive. It wasn’t until Fellows revolutionised the tape measure device did it become the handy, portable tool we know today.

We’ve all got one haven’t we? In our toolbox, in a drawer somewhere. There can’t be many homes without a retractable tape measure in them. Well now you know who invented them! You never know, this knowledge may win you a pub quiz one day!

Such a simple tool that has so many uses. We all need to measure things, and it’s great to know how you measure up! Here at Speedy Reg, we judge our success on a variety of factors, our repeat customers who keep coming back time and time again, our speed of service, and not least by our reviews on TrustPilot. We’re proud to say that 95% of reviews have given us top marks with an ‘Excellent’ rating.

If you’ve used our services lately and bought a plate from us, or we’ve sold your plate for you, then we’d love to know how we’ve measured up for you! Do visit TrustPilot at https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.speedyreg.co.uk and leave a review.

So how are you going to celebrate this most auspicious of days? Perhaps you could measure up a room for a makeover you’ve been putting off? Maybe you can measure how much all the kids have grown and mark their heights on the wall. Or maybe you’ll just impress all your friends by letting them know that it is actually Tape Measure Day and you know what it’s all about! Maybe invite them round, crack open a bottle and pour them all a generous measure!

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