InventorsMark Case

This page contains information on the InventorsMark tape measure case, manufactured Nicolas Ordahl and manufactured by JMS machining and design. Less than 50 cases were produced, making this an extremely limited run.

Made for: Stanley #33-158 tape measure
Price: $105 USD (2020)
Material: Aluminum

This is a very well made product. The aluminum case has a wonderful patina. As an Industrial Designer, I use it almost every day, and have developed a very personal connection with it. I created the video below to illustrate the basic assembly and function.  

Pros: Built like a tank, precision machined, sculptural, no branding.
Cons: Thumb lock is not metal. At full extension the tape does not retract quite as smoothly as the plastic version.

Final Score: 7/10

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