To my horror I found a spec or two of rust myself too! This thread is a life safer!Those absolute calipers are great!
Nice mics Borg!!
I thought of posting in the Vintage Tools topic, but measuring tools are kind of their own thing, and deserving of their own topic.These were my grandfather's tools. I've seen lots of 6 foot folding carpenter's rules (in wood), but this is the first folding metal rule I've seen.
Here is a rare one. This one was made by a local inventor some 15 years ago or so. It is basically a device for measuring the nuts, bolts and diameter of round things. It does that quite well. I guess that main issue might be that a classic caliper style tool of same size does that too, and quite a bit more as well. Still a fun one.
Top to bottom: Engineer's scale, Architect's scale and Machinist's scale.
Found it with some more measuring gear. The yellow level has a laser line that projects around a room for hanging shelves and pictures. The really cheap caliper is pictured with my other two, which one is good and one is decent.My favorite ruler is an Empire Stainless double-sided.
Like flashlights, I didn't realize how many I had until I rounded them up to photograph.I seem to prefer Stanley.
Nice Lufkins, Cody! I have a caliper folding rule, but its' condition isn't nearly as good as yours. Still useful though. Here are some size/distance measuring tools. I left out the more common(or less interesting) stuff like regular ing and such.(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
Nice opisometer. Don't see much of those since CAD took over. I still like them for quick, accurate measurements of plot lines for scaling in while out in the field.
I always carry a 3 foot Stanley tape measure in my pocket. This photo was taken a few years ago and I have added to the collection since then.(Image removed from quote.)
This was a present from the kind and glamorous MTMatt - It will get lots of use on the U Boat - a 20m Stahlband - steel tape with a brass and leather case. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you Matt
Put this one to use the other day..JR
I've never gotten a digital one because I thought that extra electronic adds a point of failure.However, it emerged lately that I could use something that is better readable Maybe it's time to get one of those