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Offline Grampz

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Hartford Tool Co. Some kind of gauge?
« on: July 15, 2017, 01:42:17 PM »
Got this at a sale with a bunch of older tools. Wild guess, some kind of ID gauge? Marked "Hartford Tool Co HFD CT USA" The body has a split collet at both ends, one threaded and the other slip. Seems to be made for a range of about 3 1/2" to 4 1/2". Thanks for looking!

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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Hartford Tool Co. Some kind of gauge?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 02:07:18 PM »
That does look like some kind of gauge for measuring inner diameters - perhaps something used in conjunction with a suitable micrometer, but cheaper than buying a separate inside micrometer (I have two inside mikes; have yet to use either, but, hey, they weren't expensive, one being free, when we cleaned out my uncle's garage).

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Offline Plyerman

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Re: Hartford Tool Co. Some kind of gauge?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2017, 06:56:12 PM »
I wonder if that first one is for measuring i.d. threads?
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Re: Hartford Tool Co. Some kind of gauge?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 11:06:06 PM »
The first tool looks to me like one used by millwrights and repairmen to check the where in a cylinder bore. The tool is adjusted with a ruler to the known bore size and inserted in the bore and rocked side to side. A measurement is taken of the side to side movement and trig. is used to calculate the bore size to the nearest thousand of an inch without the use of a micrometer. This process is described in an older machinery's handbook. But i can't remember which one or where. My two cents worth.
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Re: Hartford Tool Co. Some kind of gauge?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 08:44:21 AM »
That sounds probable. Thanks for the input!