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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:00 PM

I picked this up this morning at the Webster Flea Market. It is 24 1/2" tall and 31 1/2" long. It weighs 123Lbs. It is machined steel and is a display piece only.
Anyone withe any ideas? Maybe from the front lobby of Browne and Sharp at one time?

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:20 PM

And what, pray tell, do you plan to measure with that?

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:28 PM

I was thinking of building a really big watch. :thumbs:
It is not functional. I'm sure it was made for a dealer or something similar. A really neat piece.
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:39 PM

That is cool, and likely VERY rare, and maybe even a "one-off"!

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:41 PM

That is cool, and likely VERY rare, and maybe even a "one-off"!


That would be nice.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:48 PM

Isn't that company still in business to contact about this "tiny" micrometer?

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:54 PM

Isn't that company still in business to contact about this "tiny" micrometer?


They are, and they make quality machine tools. I am going to drop them a line.
Thanks for the interest.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:47 PM

I think a couple of my micrometers are Brown & Sharpe.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Sometimes things like that were made for trade shows or world's fairs or the like.
And sometimes for class room instruction. During ww2 if you were trying to teach
A large group of people how to use a micrometer for the first time, that may have been very useful.
Maybe some one at B&S will help you.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 07:51 PM

Being it's heavy weight, and it's non-functioning state, it was definitely not for instruction I wouldn't think. I sure hope it's true origins can be found out.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 08:32 PM

It would be great to advertise a machine shop. Nice find!

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 11:25 AM

I got one just about like that,only not quite as big.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 06:06 PM

I got one just about like that,only not quite as big.


Is big really better? :thumbs:

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 07:15 PM

How do you know if it's bigger if it's non functioning???

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Posted September 05, 2012 - 04:38 AM

Is big really better? :thumbs:



In some cases it is. :smilewink:




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