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The other day I was exploring in the loft when I came across my old tool-chest. So I got a few pieces out with the view of taking some macro shots.
I left engineering in 1985 and have not been in a toolroom since then. At that time new measuring instruments with dial read-outs were just beginning to be used. Does anyone know if micrometers like my one, or other vernier scale tools, are still used today? Or is it all digital read-out?

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GH2
Lens:Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F/2.8 MEGA OIS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Sep 2012 - 3:35 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Old Technology
Username:cameraman cameraman
Uploaded:12 Sep 2012 - 5:09 PM
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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 6:06 PM

You’ve spurred me into action with this one. Just been down to the cellar and dug out a few of my old imperial micrometers. During the Mid-Sixties, my Saturday morning task was to re-calibrate our finishing & inspection departments’ 1 inch to 12-inch micrometers and I still have some of the gear. The firm closed down in 1980.

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G3  11 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 8:57 PM

I own/run a small metals shop...and I use both mechanical and digital measuring . I find that neither one is the right way in ALL forms of work. A good Starrett mike has a feel that can NEVER be duplicated with a bunch of electronic junk!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
12 Sep 2012 - 9:05 PM

Still using them when I finished in 2001, nice shot,
Fred.

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bromley-smith
12 Sep 2012 - 9:25 PM

All digital in my last place of work. Cracking detail.
Tony

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cameraman
cameraman  11227 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 10:31 AM

Thanks for the comments, and the clicks.
I suppose many of the current users would have served their time using such instruments.
And Rob, if you load any pics you take in the Macro goup we can easily compare notes and ideas.

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