Nelson Freedom Tape Measure Clip
Save your pants from being torn up by our tape measure with The Nelson Freedom Clip. It is your quick draw, pocket saving accessory. Slim profile means it stays out of the way, until needed. A simple design that will hold up to the everyday rigors of stowing your tape without tearing up your jeans. The Nelson can even hold your drill with the hanging attachment!
Features and Benefits
- Low profile design to stay out of the way until needed.
- Rugged construction to last a lifetime.
- Saves your pants from being torn up.
- Patent pending design.
- Hand crafted in the USA.
Why Nelson Freedom Clip?
George Washington was once referred to as “the best horseman of his age, and the most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback” by Thomas Jefferson. In 1778, Thomas Nelson of Virginia, learned that Washington was having trouble finding a replacement for a horse he had been riding. As a result, Nelson sent the horse to General Washington in New York as a gift. Washington, in turn, then named the horse for his generous friend.
Both as a Virginia planter and as a military man, Washington had innumerable opportunities to perfect his horsemanship. Of the many horses that Washington owned, one of his favorites was a horse he called "Nelson," who is said to have "carried the General almost always during the American Revolution."
One contemporary explained that Washington preferred to ride Nelson during the war over his other horse, Blueskin, because Nelson was less skittish during cannon fire and the startling sounds of battle. In addition, Washington chose to ride Nelson on the day the British army under the direction of Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781.