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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:04 AM

I am both thrilled and a little surprised that you were able to make a connection with an actual person at the company who was willing to put in a little leg work for you! This is a great story and I will be watching as it unfolds! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!


I also informed the guy I was posting our e-mails on GTT and invited him to join and follow the thread. He said he would look around today.

lilysdad, the "model" # of the micrometer is listed in the catalog, not this big thing.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:09 AM

I am both thrilled and a little surprised that you were able to make a connection with an actual person at the company who was willing to put in a little leg work for you! This is a great story and I will be watching as it unfolds! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!



Yes,me too.That is rather amazing.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 09:30 AM

Gravely,

Thanks for contacting me at Hexagon Metrology (manufacturer of Brown & Sharpe and TESA brand tools). As I noted in our e-mail yesterday, no one here has any knowledge of this behemoth of a micrometer! It most likely was created for a showroom or trade shows, but without any documentation it is not clear. If you can contact the gentleman you purchased this from and get any paperwork that may have come with it, it would help.

I will be contacting the man who I replaced after his retirement in 2008. He may have some knowledge of it. Being that he is also a retired Command Sergeant Major of the Army, he will most likely bust my chops and yell at me for not knowing. It is his charm ;o)

If I can share anything more about this, I will. Of course, if any of you here find older Brown & Sharpe tools that you have questions about, please feel free to contact me at andy.liles@hexagonmetrology.com or (800) 283-3600 option 6.
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Posted September 06, 2012 - 10:22 AM

Welcome to GTT Andrew! Great to have you, and so glad you have such an interest in that giant micrometer. Do you have any interest in garden tractors also? No matter either way, as you are welcome here!

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 02:11 PM

Welcome, Andrew! We're just a bunch of lowly GT fanatics having the time of our lives. If you want you can hang around, GT ownership is not a requirement!

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 02:55 PM

Welcome, Andrew! We're just a bunch of lowly GT fanatics having the time of our lives. If you want you can hang around, GT ownership is not a requirement!


NO but it does prove to be contagious.

Welcome to GTT!

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Thanks, Andy that was super and I am really glad you joined GGT.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:45 PM

Some new pics. I took it apart today. Nice quality machining. Whoever did this is an artist for sure.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Mr. Liles, welcome; and thank you for the extra leg work you are putting into this. We all appreciate it.

Ron, thanks for the tear down pics.

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 05:44 AM

Andrew,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 09:05 AM

Andrew, welcome to GTTalk. Glad you got involved trying to ID the gaint Mic.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 08:25 AM

I worked at Brown and Sharpe in North Kingstown,R.I. back in the 70's and 80's and, was in and out of the main lobby many times and never saw the piece that you own. It could have been on display in their old facility in Providence at one time however.
You can't really talk to somebody at the company about this because Brown and Sharpe ceased to exist as a company in November of 2000 when they were purchased by Hexagon A.B. of Stockholm, Sweden. They still offer hand tools and measuring tools but none of it is manufactured in the U.S.
Since you have the BIGGEST micrometer I've ever seen, I have one of the SMALLEST micrometers that B&S offered, a No.6 one-half inch micrometer:
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Posted September 13, 2012 - 09:12 AM

That is a neat piece. I collect Darling Brown & Sharpe items. If you want to part with that little Mic. let me know.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 02:14 PM

Gravely-power: I have a couple of Darling Brown&Sharpe items that I inherited from my Grand father. One is a draftsman's triangular scale made of duraluminum. The other is an architect's scale made of the same material. I haven't seen any others so I don't know how rare they are. They both have their original boxes.
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The Draftsman's scale:
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The architect's scale:
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Posted September 13, 2012 - 05:35 PM

What a neat giant piece! I will be interested to see what comes of the investigation. The tiny mic is pretty neat too.


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