Patent Number: 7,086,174

Title: Tape measure that incorporates a belt type marking device

Abstract: A tape measure that incorporates a marking device for allowing an individual to measure and mark a wide variety of materials in a more efficient and economical manner, and for measuring and marking the beginning point of reference and the measured position point simultaneously. The tape measure has a housing, a coiled measuring tape, a tape tip, and a marker having a marking wheel mounted on an axle. The marking wheel having a belt configured for transferring a powdered marking substance, such as chalk, to the surface to be measured and marked.

Inventors: Scarborough; Dane (Hailey, ID)

Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company

International Classification: G01B 3/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018