• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
[4]

some help on a last world indicator

[10] Like what you see?
Click here to donate to this forum and upgrade your account!

jam

Active User
Active Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2013
Messages
88
Likes
4
#1
I have got a last world indicator that is not a Starrett Last Word Indicator it is a henry a lowe and i can not find no info at all IMG_0883.JPG IMG_0885.JPG IMG_0894.JPG IMG_0895.JPG IMG_0896.JPG IMG_0897.JPG it has a pat date june 29-15 on it and in the # 3 image it has B2927
the make i don't know can someone send me info on it ((((((( it works good ))))))
to be to a 99 years old
and if i was to sale it what is a good asking price






I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.



jamace

IMG_0883.JPG IMG_0885.JPG IMG_0894.JPG IMG_0895.JPG IMG_0896.JPG IMG_0897.JPG
 

terrywerm

HM Shop Foreman
Staff member
H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2012
Messages
3,558
Likes
976
#2
Where in the world did you find that?? I cannot help you with any of the history or anything like that, but that is a true treasure, and in excellent condition, too. As for value, I have not got a clue.
 

OldMachinist

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
1,019
Likes
62
#3
H. A. Lowe was the original manufacturer of the "Last Word" indicators and Starrett bought the company in the late 1930's. It was likely made in the mid 20's.

From the Sept. 1915 edition of the Machinery magazine.

LastWord.jpg

LastWord.jpg
 
Last edited:

Andre

Active User
Active Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2014
Messages
2,122
Likes
580
#4
Nice find! I'd save it and not use it. A piece of history when it comes to indicators. Love the color case hardening!
 

jam

Active User
Active Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2013
Messages
88
Likes
4
#6
thanks 4 the info
I was going to put it on ebay someone tell me a good starting price for a old tool like this
 

Marco Bernardini

Active User
Active Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2012
Messages
753
Likes
11
#7
Gads, now I feel old...
I feel older:

caliper.jpg

:roflmao:

Jokes apart, Jam, I suggest you to post on eBay also the old article posted by Don, to make clear it is a real collection object and not just an old tool, even if it works smoothly (and this increase its value).
For an average starting price, follow for some days the closing offers of old Starretts, so you have an idea of how the market is moving. IMHO $50 would be a good starting price, but I don't know enough the U.S. market, so don't take my word as "last word".
Don't forget to use the word "Starrett" in the auction title (something like "pre - Starrett"), so it will be easier to find it.

caliper.jpg
 

jam

Active User
Active Member
Joined
Aug 25, 2013
Messages
88
Likes
4
#8
today I got in the mail the brother to the H A Lowe indicator IMG_0899.JPG IMG_0900.JPG IMG_0901.JPG IMG_0902.JPG it is the model C the model
B is 0-40 the model C is 0-30 and the face rotates on the model C on the model B it dose not o well I got the tool junkie fever bad stop at a yard sale on the way home today
got 7 files a wood plane two Williams wrench and a General No. 810 Plane Blade and Chisel Sharpener all for $20.00

IMG_0899.JPG IMG_0900.JPG IMG_0901.JPG IMG_0902.JPG
 

waynecuefix

Active Member
Active Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2017
Messages
52
Likes
65
#9
starrett last word mod C photo2.jpg starrett last word mod C.jpg starrett last word mod C photo3.jpg last word model C henry lowe.jpg I have a model C with the H. A. Lowe logo on the stem. I bought it on ebay described as a Starrett indicator so I got a surprise . I did notice also that it is one way and lacks any side switch. Wayne
 
[6]
[5] [7]