The Francis Collection

Collection Two . The Estate

Tape Measure

Measuring Tape with Hand-Crank Winder

Lina Rae Pearson kept this measuring tape as a keepsake from her long-absent mother, but when she learned that Bill Vernon's precision laser measuring system had broken, she gave it to him to make the measurements he needed to determine the distance from Francis' eye to various multi-dimensional vision sightings.

Even after he repaired the laser unit, Bill continued to use this tape as his method of measurement for focal distances in his work, despite its tattered condition.