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IDEAL Industries Introduced AUTO-LOCK

January 5, 2004
This 25-foot tape measure that automatically locks its blade into place when pulled out.

IDEAL Industries introduced the AUTO-LOCK, a 25-foot tape measure that automatically locks its blade into place when pulled out. Its high-visibility yellow casing is safeguarded from damaging knocks and falls by a thick, non-slip rubber boot that grips securely and comfortably. The boot also acts as a shock absorber for the blade tip when it is retrieved. The one-inch wide blade has bold black numbers for easy reading. (IDEAL, Sycamore, Ill.)