Seller: diggerlee (29,158) 100%, Location: SCROLL DOWN FOR LARGER PHOTO'S, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 352406597176 Click blue font READ MORE for more photographs which enlarge and full description... If using an i-phone, i-pad etc. make sure you ASK QUESTIONS before bidding and LOOK at all the photographs as they form part of the visual description. 19thC Brass Soldier Officers Gilt Bullion Measure Chesterman, Sheffield #R61 Click images to enlarge Description I am able to combine postage for items of a similiar size & weight. Please wait for my combined invoice before you pay. From the RAMBAUT family collection of items I am currently selling... this chap Bertrand Ramsey Robson Rambaut was a Major in the Royal Artillery and the family were from Baythorne Park in Essex as well as Templeville Killiney in Ireland and other residences along the way... their items span many years from early Georgian thru the Victorian period and to just after the second world war.... they were related to the Robson - Tuke - Lightowler - Hautenville families along the way.. so please do check out my other listings as Ive got TONS of their items.. Bertrand Rambaut was always sending items home whilst on his military campaigns and I have boxes and boxes of interesting items listed ..many with little green lables with the find spots or who gave them the items and dated etc.. really fascinating. I still do not know what this item is for really.. so if someone could enlighten me I will adjust the price accordingly. This is an antique tape " like " measure that is very unusual. I say tape " like " because it is a very fine gold wire bullion tape inside with NO measurements. It is 69 inch long or so and has this small bent bit of wire attached to the end loop. It reminds me of some sort of measure device used by an OFFICER that is about to set his men on a parade.. so they are all a certain distance apart. Or something used for a similar drill practice....measuring the distance between the belt and the top of your rifle say. It is a MYSTERY pub quiz item. It has a weird 3 tier bar section stuck out as well ...these sections do not fold bar back in.. its a solid bar in 3 different sizes. It may well fit into a belt fitting on a waist band or it may fit into a wooden stick. The tape inside does not have any measuring increments on it, it is just a pretty bit of 69 inch gilt ribbon. Maker's mark on the outside is Chesterman, Sheffield. England with their trade mark in the centre. The brass has been gilt.. and it looks a very posh bit of kit that an officer would use. It is in good collectable condition with some signs of age and use wear. There are some heavy surface scuffs, especially on the base. It measures approx. 45mm in diameter on the base but approx. 78mm in length including the stuck out rod part x 25mm deep. The fine gold wire bullion tape is 6mm wide. See the photographs which do enlarge which form part of the visual description. Please see close up pictures for more detail. The item(s) are shown next to an English 1 penny which is 20mm (11/16th's inch) diameter for scale. If you have any questions, please contact me via ebay messages... go to OTHER question. TERMS AND CONDITIONS I post every business day (Monday to Friday). If payments for items are made after a Friday at 12pm or a Saturday, please be aware your items will be posted to you the following Monday. Once an item is the in the postal system any delays are out of my control. If there are any queries please see the postage label to see the date it was sent. I accept returns within 14 days on all items after you get them - NOT 30 DAYS. Please ensure all items are sent back to me in the condition you received it in and returned in their original packing as sent. If you are in any way unhappy with your item please ebay message me to arrange a return. Please note if you or a third party tamper with, change or repair an item this will automatically NULL AND VOID my full return policy and returns will NOT be accepted. If you decide to return an item because you've changed your mind and there is no error in the description, return postage will not be refunded. UK BUYERS I accept both PAYPAL and CHEQUE payments in UK £ Sterling. Please note: Cheque payments will incurr a DELAY in despatch, of 6 working days to clear through the bank. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS I accept Paypal payments. PAYMENT TERMS Please ensure I receive payment within 3 days or email me if there will be a delay as automated ebay alerts are sent on the 5th day. WORLD WIDE SHIPPING Pictures sell! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.250+ Listing Templates! Auctiva gets you noticed! The complete eBay Selling Solution. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Please enlarge the photographs, which help form part of the description.