Tool Question For My Fellow Geniuses???

Oldfart

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Have any of you ever seen a tape measure like this? I had it with some tools from when my older brother passed away and I never used it until yesterday. See anything odd? I thought I was going mental when I went to measure a piece of wood with it.

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A tape for lefties, I never knew there was such a thing! It really threw me for a bit when I was trying to figure out why it was upside down.

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I'm glad you gave us the answer. I was going to guess that it started at 2 1/4" ...

Edit to add: I was kinda afraid to open an Oldfart thread about his tool, but I decided to confront my fear. I must say I'm disappointed.
@Oldfart asked me beforehand if he should post this and I said it was bad taste and not in the spirit of FRF - where nothing is offensive.

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I’ll take the left handed imperial tape any day over a pain in the *** combo tape with imperial and metric
 

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Have any of you ever seen a tape measure like this? I had it with some tools from when my older brother passed away and I never used it until yesterday. See anything odd? I thought I was going mental when I went to measure a piece of wood with it.

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A tape for lefties, I never knew there was such a thing! It really threw me for a bit when I was trying to figure out why it was upside down.

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It looks normal as an older right hander. I use the tape with my left hand and mark with my right.
 

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Seen a old harbor freight tape measure graphics stretched out past 2 ft 1 inch was like 1inch and half. 2 guys cutting steal . One guys was using good tape to measure size other guy was using bad tape to shear the steal after about 5 cuts . One guys is wtf your cutting everything to long. Lol funny when they compared tapes.
 

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I am an old man lefty - over the years I just have gotten used to right handed scissors, tape measures, can openers, spiral notebooks. No big deal. I didn’t even know about left-handed tape measures until someone handed me a lefty/righty tape measure. That’s the best ever!
 

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I am an old man lefty - over the years I just have gotten used to right handed scissors, tape measures, can openers, spiral notebooks. No big deal. I didn’t even know about left-handed tape measures until someone handed me a lefty/righty tape measure. That’s the best ever!
I was a framer for several years when I first got out of high school, all you did was use tapes, I never knew there was such a thing either.
 
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