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Offline dimwittedmoose51

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Age of This Starret Micrometer?
« on: May 22, 2011, 02:53:50 AM »
This also came in one of those $3 "choice" boxes at the Raymond tool auction.  The unique thing about this micrometer is that it has all the 64 ths decimal conversions embossed into the flat section of the tool.  I have at least one other Starret from another yard sale that doesn't have this, so I'm wondering which one is older? As you can imagine, reading those numbers on a 1" mircrometer will induce eye strain quickly!!

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Re: Age of This Starret Micrometer?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 08:13:38 AM »
Note: Starrett has 2 "t"'s in it's name/
Accuracy range on the anvil tells me it is WW2 vintage.
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Re: Age of This Starret Micrometer?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 02:55:25 PM »
Thanks.  I have another 0-1" micrometer, but this one had the stamped in conversion chart that made it unique to say the least.  Doubt that this one will make it to ebay.....

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Re: Age of This Starret Micrometer?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2011, 04:10:17 PM »
I have the Starrett 50th anniversary catalog (1880-1930), and it does not show up in there. Only the 16th, and 32nd's scales do. What is the model number on it, if any?

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Re: Age of This Starret Micrometer?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011, 04:42:57 PM »
> 50th anniversary catalog (1880-1930),

I think too early, several references to the 'new satin finish' micrometer also mention 64's markings, circa 1948...
Annoyingly, no model no's mentioned,  (# 436 is the painted version)
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Age of This Starret Micrometer?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2011, 05:21:20 PM »
I have a lot of old starrett micrometers  and most of the ones i have in 1" have the decimal conversion out to the 64ths
the rare part of your 1" mic. is the friction lock. it is common on the #226 mics. 2" to 6" as in mi 1938 catalog
I have 2 - 1" starrett mics. with this friction lock a #3 and a #207 and both have conversion to the 64ths
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Re: Age of This Starret Micrometer?
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2011, 07:01:47 PM »
Thanks Bob

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