Who Makes Diameter Tape Measures?

Lufkin Pipe Diameter Measuring Tape
Lufkin Pipe Diameter Measuring Tape

There are 4 main manufacturers of diameter tape measures.

  1. Lufkin® has a world-wide reputation for making high quality tape measures. They used to make them in the USA, but they have shifted the production facilities to Mexico. Some of the tapes are made out of a cast case, which is highly polished and chrome plated, like the w906pd. Others, like the w606pd have a stamped case, which is shiny and chrome plated.  A third type of case is black plastic, like the asw616pd. However, the tape blade inside is the same in all 3 types of cases. It is capable of measuring diameters up to 23 inches.
  2. Pi-Cobra is a brand name for diameter tapes made with

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    a cast case which is chrome plated. It can hold a longer tape blade, capable of measuring diameters up to 38 inches. The case is very durable. These are manufactured in China.

  3. 24inch-od-tape
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    Various other Chinese manufacturers make versatile OD tapes like the 416-04-024-P. The back side of the tape measures diameter up to 24″ in 100ths of an inch or 610 mm. The case is plastic, and has a key ring attached to it.

  4. The UT-56675 is made in the USA. It is capable of
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    diameter-tapes-com UT-56675

    measuring pipes up to 45 inches in diameter. This is a belt tape, not a pocket tape. The calibrations are in tenths of an inch diameter.

 

The Next Surprise in Promotional Maglites®

What will the next surprise be in Promotional Maglites®?

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Maglite-Paul Rizzo-Dave Navoyosky

Here are some possibilities. (Simply our light-hearted uneducated guesses)

  1. Made in the USA out of US and foreign parts (Other great manufacturers have gone this route. Could we see it with these famous flashlights?)
  2. Made in Taiwan
  3. Warranty reduced to 90 days. Optional extended warranty available for $29 per year.
  4. Don’t want to buy one? Rent one by the month.
  5. Free batteries for 5 years.
  6. Need one for just a day? Pick one up at a Torch Kiosk. Return it to any Torch Kiosk. Only $1 per hour. If you don’t return it for a week, your credit card will be charged $200.
  7. $15 discount when you trade in any other brand flashlight for a real Maglite®.
  8. Do you need one delivered? Just call Yuber, and they will bring you one to purchase. $37 delivery and processing charge.

Let us know what your guess is, by adding a comment to this blog.

 

How Tally Books Are Constructed

Oilfield Tally Books
Oilfield Tally Books

Tally Books are used by workers and inspectors in the oil and gas industries. These books are made rugged for outdoor use. Here is how they are constructed:

  • For stiffness, we start with chipboard. This is the solid gray “cardboard” material that cereal boxes are made out of.
  • The 2 pieces of chipboard (front and back of the tally book) are covered with a colored vinyl for protection from the elements. Vinyl comes in a variety of colors. The inside layer is usually the same color as the outside layer.
  • To hold the paper pad (or stone pad), we add a front and back clear pocket. So the first and last page of the pad are slid into those two pockets. For durability, the first and last page are made of heavier paper. This pad is held in place just like the check register in your vinyl checkbook.
  • Not in this order, the imprinting is done on the outside cover and the inside pockets.
  • Printing is done in 3 different ways: Screen printing, Hotstamping, Full-color imprinting.
  • Sometimes we add a clear vinyl pen loop on the side. We can also add an insert. It has 3 clear vinyl pockets so that you can add papers and cards of your choosing.

Tally Books are made and printed in the USA.

 

Why You Need Custom Tally Books

Why? The top 5 answers to this question are:

Tally Books…

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  1. Are needed by your employees if they need to make notes continually in the field. They are essential to the oil and gas industries. Oilfield and gas field workers and inspectors need to have durable pipe tally books to keep their records current and safe.
  2. Give your employees a sense of pride. Seeing your company logo on the books tells them that they are team members.
  3. advertise your company to everyone who has one of your custom tally books.
  4. Help your employees by keeping valuable tables and conversion formulas at their fingertips. You design the table that best suits your needs, and it will appear on the book.
  5. Support American workers. Pipe tally books are made and printed in the USA.

The Most Patriotic Maglite Flashlights

Maglite Flashlights are undoubtedly the most patriotic gift you can give to your customers and employees. They are:

  • Designed and made in America
  • Made of USA materials
  • Available in red and blue

And this one even has a motif of the USA flag draped over the head and barrel.

 

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If These Are Your Customers, You Should Give Them Tally Books

Pipe tally books aren’t just for the drilling industry. They are used by many other people to record readings and data in the field. They are small enough for a pocket, and water resistant. Tally Books with your company logo are a great way to “woo” your customers, if they are on this list:

  • Oilfield workers and inspectors

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    tallybook-in-the-field
  • Gas well workers and inspectors
  • Engineers
  • Survey companies
  • Electric power companies
  • Contractors
  • Geologists
  • Railroad workers
  • Environmentalists
  • Botanists
  • Zoologists
  • Biologists
  • News reporters
  • Truckers

Your corporate logo can be put on the front and back cover, even in full color. The new optional “stone pads” look like paper, but they are water resistant, and cannot be torn. If your customers use your tally books, they will look at your logo many times a day. That’s the best way to target your market advertising. They are also made in the USA.