Most people see the official “beginning of summer” as Memorial Day weekend. Schools are finishing up, the weather is (finally) getting warmer, and pools are opening! Do you know another sign that it’s summer? Pulling out your Lufkin Tape Measure. Okay, that probably doesn’t quite connect in most people’s heads. Tape measures = Summer? It’s okay – not everything has to make sense! But it’s undeniable that a Lufkin Tape Measure will be a great thing to have handy for your summer projects.
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Celebrate Spring With A Lufkin Tape Measure
We can finally say that the first week of spring is here- which means goodbye to the cold and snow, and hello to warmer days and rain showers! What better way to celebrate the season of rebirth and growth than to hand out a Lufkin tape measure. One fun way to use it this spring is to see how much the tree trunks in your yard have grown in diameter this past year. What are other unique ways can you use a Lufkin tape measure this season?
When You’re At The Fair This Weekend, Don’t Forget Your Lufkin Tape Measure
Going to the fair is so much fun for kids and adults alike. Rides, games, and junk food make for an exciting day. What is your favorite thing to do at the fair?
– Eat funnel cakes
– Having a try at winning a stuffed animal
– Riding the ferris wheel (did you know that if you bring your Lufkin tape measure you might be able to find out the diameter of it? Okay, that would need to be a super-long tape measure, but it’s worth a shot!)
If You Clean Off Your Desk Today, Don’t Throw Away Your Lufkin Tape Measure
It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time to clean out your house (and your life), and get rid of things that aren’t necessary. Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day, so it’s the perfect day to kick-start your cleaning.
Here are some good tips for saying good-bye to items that don’t serve a purpose in your life:
– Start small (just do your desk today, then move onto your closets, garage, etc.)
– Divide items into 3 categories: keep; donate; throw away
– Rule of thumb: If you didn’t use it last year, odds are you won’t use it this year either
– Please make sure you don’t throw away your Lufkin tape measure– that comes in handy everyday!
Create The Most Unique Gingerbread House With A Pipe Diameter Tape Measure
Making gingerbread houses is a fun pastime in many households during the holiday season. They are not known for being easy to make, but if you have the patience and can get it right, they are beautiful.
For the most part, gingerbread houses that are made during the holiday season are square or rectangular. But perhaps think outside the box this time and make a cylindrical one.
A pipe diameter tape measure will be key to measuring your festive house, and maybe you can even invent a new holiday game: Guess the diameter of the gingerbread house!
Meters Vs. Feet: The Diameter Tape Measure Debate
It’s a worldwide debate: Imperial vs. Metric
Which side are you on? Here in the United States, we follow the imperial measuring system, which consists of inches and feet. However, most of the world follows the metric system (centimeters, meters).
For the benefit of everyone, diameter tape measures come in both metric and imperial styles, so no matter which side of the debate you are on, you can find a style on which to put your company logo.
These Diameter Tape Measures Can Help You Be a Pi Wizard Today
Even if you’re not a mathematician, I think it’s safe to say that most people know the symbol .
But do you remember what it actually represents? Here’s a quick math lesson: It’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference (the distance around the circle) to its diameter (edge to edge, measuring through the center). Today is March 14th (3.14), but most math nerds like to celebrate it as #PiDay!
Did you also know..
- is constant for any circle, any size
- Continues to infinity
- In 1706 William Shaw, a Welsh mathematician, introduced the symbol.
- In 2010 a Japanese engineer and an American computer scientist broke the record for most digits calculated past the decimal: 5 trillion!
- If you need to calculate the diameter of a tree trunk, pipe, or anything cylindrical, you will need a diameter tape measure. Just use it to measure the circumference, and it will calculate the diameter for you!
The Diameter Tape Measure You Didn’t Know You Needed
Lufkin and Pi-Cobra are the two main brands of diameter tape measures that we carry. If you’re a regular user of these unique and useful tape measures, you know their special skill: measuring the diameter of pipes or other cylindrical items.
Which is your favorite to use?
Let’s Give The Diameter Tape Measure A Bit of Attention Today
I bet this week is going to be a doozie, so I think I might just unplug the TV and not read the news online either. I need a detox from all of the social and political unrest that is consuming the news headlines daily.
So let’s completely change the topic and talk about the diameter tape measure!
What are the best features of these specialty tape measures?
- Obviously, they measure an object’s diameter
- Can be wrapped around a tree stump, pipe, pole, etc
- Available in both imperial and metric measurements
- Can be engraved with your company’s logo
Happy Birthday To The Diameter Tape Measure!
Today may seem like a regular old Tuesday in July, but did you know that today is the one day a year we can officially celebrate the diameter tape measure? Today is Tape Measure Day!
Some fun facts:
- William H. Bangs received the first patent in 1864 for a spring return pocket tape measure
- 1920s: the concave-convex tape measure was invented (the current standard design of tapes); these become mass-produced
- 1956: longest tape measure made- 600’ long!
- Any of these retractable tape measures & diameter tape measures can be imprinted with your logo: