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What is This?

04/05/2018 11:20 AM
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Re: Can someone tell me what this is

04/05/2018 11:50 AM

It is just a simple micrometer head. It could have been mounted in any number of fixtures. Hard to tell what the fixtures measured without seeing them. They are still available from various manufacturers and you should be able to determine value.

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04/12/2018 1:05 PM

You're pretty much spot on. In the many years working as a tool and die maker we used micrometer "spindles" "heads" "barrels" or whatever you want to call them for precision adjustable fixtures or jigs. We had several in the general tool supply room of various sizes and lengths that could be inserted into a fixture with a threaded in or set with a set screw. We also used them in fixtures when measuring parts on a granite surface plate or sometimes we used them as a precision machine axis travel stop that is adjustable. These mike heads are a wonderful addition to a "manual" machine set-up but are rendered almost obsolete by CNC mills and lathes and their fantastic repeat-ability and accuracy. I have a Kennedy tool box full of "antiquated" tools that will serve me well when the electricity goes out or the computer gets a virus!

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Re: Can someone tell me what this is

04/05/2018 11:56 AM

Looks like a very specialized application. They might have been expensive to buy, but given that they are a niche tool, the chances of finding a buyer are low, and the value will be too. Stick 'em on Ebay and see what you get. You can buy a Happy Meal with the proceeds.

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04/05/2018 11:59 AM

It looks like a specialized tubular vernier mic.

It looks to be custom and was probably used at one time to measure the depth of a product and device that your company may have made.

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Moore & Wright - Bowers Group they should be able to tell you.

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04/05/2018 1:47 PM

That appears to be a version of a Thumper, used to call giant worms on planet Dune.

...or at least it might fetch a higher price if presented as a nonfunctioning model of such.

(To those unable to discern a lack of seriousness in a comment by content alone, please note this comment is not serious, except in this last sentence and perhaps to some degree the penultimate sentence as well.)

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04/06/2018 12:11 AM

Ummm, I can't see any picture ---

Can anyone help?

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04/06/2018 5:25 AM

Good question!

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04/06/2018 10:07 AM

Good thing I scrolled down. I thought the question pertained to the little social media service boxes because that is all I can see and it doesn't look like their was anything else in the frame as shown in post 6

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04/06/2018 12:43 PM

Perhaps it is too esoteric for the rest of us.

We have to be properly indoctrinated and pass the rituals before the secrets are revealed to us.

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04/06/2018 12:56 PM

I had seen it yesterday, but now the picture doesn't show. Hmmmm . . . . (on either FireFox or IE)

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04/06/2018 1:13 PM

And I am using Chrome.

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04/06/2018 1:23 PM

Same here,

I could see it yesterday morning.

I can't see it today using Chrome or IE.

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04/06/2018 2:06 PM

Not showing in Firefox, Maxthon or Opera at work or at home.

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04/08/2018 12:26 AM

Nothing there in Safari, either.

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04/08/2018 10:17 AM

OP doesn't seem to care.

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04/08/2018 11:05 AM

...and apparently, neither does CR4 admin. I presume the image must exist somewhere on their servers.

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04/09/2018 7:14 AM

For those that did see it: is TINACs picture in post #4 the same?

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04/09/2018 7:58 AM

don't know what happened to the original post but these are the images I put up

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04/09/2018 9:00 AM

Finally a photo! I would say the first 3 posts have it, the rest of us have apparently not seen the posted photo.

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04/09/2018 12:01 PM

Based on the storage box markings, it appears to be part of a machine produced by the Moore company. It could be from either a jig boring machine, or from a jig grinding machine. Is there a part number anywhere on it? The Moore Company is still making great machine tools in Connecticut.

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04/09/2018 12:37 PM

You may have the wrong company. I believe the box is trade mark "Moore and Wriight". I have a micrometer made by them in my shop. Excellent quality (and inherited from family ).

Moore & Wright:Founded in 1906 by innovative young engineer Frank Moore, Moore & Wright has been designing, manufacturing and supplying precision measuring equipment to global industry for over 100 years. With roots fixed firmly in Sheffield, England, the company began by manufacturing a range of calipers, ...

Moore Tool:Moore's machine tool business builds fully automated and highly productive CNC Continuous Path jig grinders. We offer a complete line of ... Founded in 1924 in Bridgeport, Connecticut by Richard F. Moore, the Company has remained true to his standards of mechanical excellence. In 1974, the American Machinist ...

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04/09/2018 1:34 PM

Thank you for the reply. I agree with you. Moore & Wright and Moore are different entities, I couldn't see the label very well.

The shape of tip of the spindle almost suggests a metering device of some kind...?

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04/12/2018 1:11 PM

Now that I can view the pictures, It looks like it may be the micrometer head for a set of precision bore gages. The taper on the end of the shaft expands the gage element jaws (usually three) as the micrometer screw is advanced. The complete set would included a number of elements that would attach to the external thread of the head. Each element would be for a particular range of bore diameters.

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