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Barlow Tape Measures

Barlow Tape Measures are great for showing off your corporate logo on a useful business gift product. Most tapes combine both English and metric tape measures on the same tape, for universal appeal.

The original Barlow Company developed a fine selection of business gifts. This includes pocket knives, money clips, key tags, flash lights, tools, tape measures, and auto accessories. This page is dedicated to their famous measuring tapes.


A brief history of the Barlow Company

In 1991, when I started this business, Barlow was a manufacturer based in Los Angeles. They were known for high quality USA-Made business gifts. They made pocket knives, tape measures, key tags, etc. Then at the turn of the century, they started having their items produced in China. This was common practice for many American manufacturers at that time. They didn’t announce it. The “Made in USA” marks just disappeared in their catalog. Then Norwood bought them out in 2005. The new owners started to change the imprint from Barlow to Norwood on some of the products. They were then bought out by Bic Graphic a few years later. The “Barlow” name gradually faded away. However, I kept it in my advertising, because of its popularity. Today, I am on Google’s first page for “Barlow” products. Bic was then bought by a holding company about 2018. At the beginning of January 2021, BIC Graphic is changing their name to Koozie Group. It remains to be seen how that will affect the marketing of these famous business gifts.

NOTE: Barlow Pipe Diameter Tapes are no longer available. Please see our other diameter tapes.


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