I thought that a few of you might enjoy seeing this. I found it in a bucket of tools that were mostly my maternal grandfather's. However, there were a few pieces in there belonging to an even older elderly cousin. I THINK it belonged to my grandfather. If so, I believe it was used at the shipyard at Point Pleasant, West Virginia during WW II. If it belonged to the cousin, it would have been used by him in the oilfields around Volcano, West Virginia. It measures about 2-1/2 inches across. Below the photo are the words of the ad that I placed on Facebook.
ANTIQUE 25 FOOT BRASS PLATED LUFKIN CLOTH TAPE MEASURE FOR SALE - was used either in the shipyard at Point Pleasant, or the oil fields of Volcano, don't know which - tape is complete but extremely oily - loop is literally hanging by a thread - $10 or the highest offer above that