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    Default Unknown make Micrometer

    I have inherited an old unknown make micrometer.
    It is 0-0.5 inches. Has a constant slip/pressure piece above the thimble.
    Most say it is an apprentice training exercise, but I have asked old timers
    and they never heard of such a thing as making a micrometer as an apprentice
    exercise. I was thinking early Mitutoyo or some other tool company that may not
    have been putting their brand on the tools.
    Thanks for any info.
    Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lickfold View Post
    I have inherited an old unknown make micrometer.
    It is 0-0.5 inches. Has a constant slip/pressure piece above the thimble.
    Most say it is an apprentice training exercise, but I have asked old timers
    and they never heard of such a thing as making a micrometer as an apprentice
    exercise. I was thinking early Mitutoyo or some other tool company that may not
    have been putting their brand on the tools.
    Thanks for any info.
    Neil
    You might get more responses in the "Antique Machinery and History" sub-forum, they have they have lots of discussions of old micrometers and collectors of such.

    CarlBoyd

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    There is a guy posting under the name Rivett608 that has a very large collection of micrometers. If you search "System Palmer and Rivett608" you will find some good reading Exceptionally Rare & Historically Important Micrometer by PALMER

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    I’ve known people to make their own micrometers. However they usually purchase a micrometer head and only make the body.

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    Thank you , that is a great read.

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    I have posted it in the Antique Machinery, thank you.

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    It is hard to believe that any company making mics in the era, well, since they have been making mics, would not put their name on it.

    I see you are in NZ, perhaps the math is wait 6 months for my mic to come from the other side of the world[in 1920], or take a month to make my own


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