This is a vintage Olson Rug Company paper tape measure that was probably given away as a promotional advertising item. The tape measure is 3 ft long. There is no date on this piece but from our research we are guessing that this was given away in the 1940's-1950's.
Printed on the paper is Olson Rug Co. (printed in red) Chicago 41, New York 1, San Francisco 8, Save up to Half Your Rug Money by Sending us Your Old Rugs and Clothing. Olson Rugs-(printed in red)The Finest You've Ever Seen for So Little Money! Orco
The tape measure is only printed on one side.
It is in great vintage condition. It is folded.
A great vintage advertising item for the advertising, sewing or tape measure collector. Or repurpose it for an art project.