Odd vernier/caliper ID?

  1. -Matt- Member

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    Picked these up at a carboot this morning, some house clearance company (they always have a large and varied assortment of stuff) and this week they had cleared out an engineers house (I know!). They had all sorts of stuff ranging from a box full of milling cutters (circular bladed type) to a box of various drills with all sorts of MT sleeves, massive lathe cutters among many other things, and a few measuring things.
    Now if I'd had more money on me I would have bought a lot more, there was a 300mm vernier height gauge, a 300mm depth gauge, a set of 600mm vernier calipers, micrometers and all sorts and then this.
    Initially I thought it was for measuring the thickness and protrusion of a turned flange, but a flange vernier brings nothing on Google.
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    Anyone know what it is and was it worth buying it?

    Matt
     
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  2. Seadog

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    From the marking '2-20 DP' I'd guess it's for measuring gear teeth.
     
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    I'd never have guessed that but it makes perfect sense:D.

    I would probably have bought it without knowing what it was too, it just looks cool.:whistle:
     
  5. zzr1200

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  7. -Matt- Member

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    :o

    That can't be the same as what I have surely!? The pictures are terrible anyway.
    Thanks for everyones help anyway! I would never have guessed it to be that, and I have no idea how to use it in it's actual intended way, or any need actually.
    I can at least still use it for the occasion of turning lips and flanges however. There was some really really nice stuff on that stall, may still have some of it next week.

    Matt
     
  8. Seadog

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    Pretty sure it is - upload_2017-8-12_20-33-32.png
     
  9. awemawson Member

    Certainly a gear caliper vernier - I have several that I used to use with my Mikron Gear Hobber - must get round to putting it (the gear hobber) on eBay !

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  10. -Matt- Member

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    Anvil bit certainly seems correct, looks like a different material on the jaw ends.

    And well, if someone's willing to pay that much for it then I'd let them buy it from me!
    Can't find much info on the company itself, given the huge amount of stuff and literature that had obviously come from the same place (Such as "An in Depth Study in Brass" and a thick tome on "Copper and its Uses in Bus Bars" anyone?") a lot of them had the same name and address given as Penistone but I doubt that helps too much.
     
  11. gaz1 Member

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    mine is also funny as well

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    Where abouts is the car boot?
     
  13. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    The veriner maybe carbide tipped.
     
  14. -Matt- Member

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    At the Knavesmire in York, every Saturday morning (unless something causes it to be cancelled such as a race weekend)
     
  15. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    A very odd form of veriner style caliper, I can't work out what/how it measures......
     
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  17. gaz1 Member

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    some better photos of it

    side view
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  18. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    It would appear to be some sort of precision setting tool, or perhaps its a part of a larger measuring tool.

    I can't see how you could use it for measuring gears due to the measurement scales.

    Perhaps someone else knows what it for?
     
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