HUGE Proportional Calipers in Bronze, 31" OAL, Exc. Cond., FREE USA SHIPPING
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Here is a most unusual measuring device in solid bronze.
Calipers such as this are used to scale up, or down, dimensions of a solid object. Smaller versions of this tool ( perhaps 8 to 10 inches in length, are found occasionally, but in my 30 years of collecting rare tools, this is the largest I have ever seen. Or heard of.
Overall condition is excellent. There is no damage, and no apology needed. I have had this instrument for 18 or 20 years. I then carefully polished it to bright bronze, which was an impressive sight, and hung it on the wall without benefit of any protective coating. It has weathered to the usual fine brown bronze patina. I have intentionally NOT re-polished the caliper. It is easy enough to do, but to re-aquire the patina takes years. The new owner has the option.
This caliper is beautifully made. There are no rough edges, file marks, dents, dings, etc., and the excellent quality of manufacture is that of a precision toolmaker. There is a series of reference marks on the side of the arms to facilitate quick setting of proportions. BUT, unfortunately, no makers name.
This is an extremely lovely, rare and useful tool. If you are a collector of measuring devices, perhaps it could be Santa's gift to you?
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- Height: 31 inches
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- Weight: 3 pounds
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