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ddickey

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looks expensive :eek:
 

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It does. It's heavy and the action is amazingly smooth. Can't find any info on it.
 

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You can see them fairly often on e bay, called the #246 "Ultra Mike" Micrometer / Comparator; cost $495 in 1970 according to my Brown & Sharpe STM-5 catalog. 0-4" range direct reading to one tenth of a thou. and comparative measurements to 50 millionths. If equipped with an electronic gage head instead of the dial indicator, comparative measurements to ten millionths.
 

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Imagine what $495 would be in today's dollars! Probably in excess of $4,000 ---
 

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That is a SuperMic as stated above . Accurate and expensive too ! Nice . :encourage:
 

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This unit is not a SuperMic, which is a cheaper version, and (without) the dial indicator; it is officially the Ultra Mike, as stated in the catalog.
 

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Ultra or Super .................that's a BFM either way ! :grin:
 

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I had the pleasure of purchasing (4) of those when I was working an ordnance project back in the '80's. Can't remember what they went for though.
They sure are sweet.

What does the asset tag say?
 

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What's an asset tag?
 

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Looks like between $600-$1200 on eBay. No completed listings though.
 

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What's an asset tag?
We've got them on anything big/expensive enough to be considered an accounted capital expense at work. Basically a tag with an ownership stamp (eg property of company blah) and a serial number for accounting to keep track of where the item is and when it enters and leaves service. Ours are usually stamped with a reminder to turn the tag in if the asset is scrapped or not to scrap the asset without notifying accounting
 

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Looks like what they were using in the video "How its made Dial Indicators"

How its made

at about time 4:49.
 

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I heard from Mark at M.R. indicator repair that his dad helped design this for B&S. He convinced me to keep it. Not even sure how to use it. I'll have to figure that out soon.
 
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