Help! I need to fix a measuring tape.
I borrowed a guy’s steel measuring tape made by Lufkin Rule Co. The tape pulls out of a round case, and there is a little fold-out handle on the side that can be used to reel the tape back in. One of my “assistants” ended up unreeling it all the way, and somehow the tape came loose from the reel inside the case. I can’t reel it back in now.
So … I’m looking for someone who can tell me how to repair it, which probably involves taking the case apart, but it’s certainly not obvious how it would come apart. My second choice would be another web site that deals in old tools where someone might be able to help. My third choice would be to buy him a new one, but I’d like to exhaust the first two choices first.