HC&M: Swiss table micrometer with enamel dial

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Name Swiss table micrometer with enamel dial

Catalog ID HCM4687
Year circa 1850-1860
Description A mid-19th Century brass micrometer, on three turned feet. Three witness holes in the plate may indicate that the dial has been changed. The enamel dial is divided into degrees, and is chipped at 325o. A lever at the bottom allows the user to open the steel jaws at the top to allow the subject to be inserted. This lever is attached to the bottom of a curved steel arm, which swivels at the moving jaw at top, and is attached via a fusee-type chain to the needle's arbor.

See: "Horological Shop Tools 1700 to 1900", T.R. Crom.
Added 2020-10-28 17:38:32 (updated 2020-10-28 17:38:53)