200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.
Moses_Yoder
I never understood why Browne & Sharpe was considered a lesser tool than Starrett.

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Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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Ford vs. Chevy  Moses
  
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Eel
And RI vs Mass... 

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Rubing
Me neither but for the record I am General Motors and Starett 
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Rubing
Now you caught me off guard when you switched from lanterns to tools. Why did you leave Lufkin out?
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steve p
I have all the above in machinist tools. I do love the starrett  tools and the red boxes. I Would use any of them and trust the measurements.
 
Steve

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Deanofid
I don't think that machinists look at B&S as being a lesser tool.  Most of us will be happy with a certain brand best, but between Starrett, Mit and B&S they are all top end.  I have mostly Starrett, but also a few B&S, some Mahr-Federal and Gem and a small stash of throwaways for knock around work.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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SweetD
Eel wrote:
And RI vs Mass... 


Go Rhody!

(I like both brands equally BTW...)

Dave
Here Comes Sunshine
My name is Dave, and I'm in Rhode Island.
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0207
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Dmacp
I like Starrett but people who worked during WWII, especially trade school graduates used Lufkin.  Certain tools became favorites as "the only one to have". For example the B&S scale with a dot at the .050" mark. Or their micrometer with the angled graduations. There was a depth mike with a small flat scale for a measuring rod, my boss really liked those. He went to P&W trade school. I had an uncle who went to Henry Ford. They both had leather bound wooden chests, similar to Gerstner but mostly made by others like Union, Boers, or Pilliod. Mostly local to the area, my family is from Detroit where a lot of tool and die makers were employed during the war. Many Starrett designs were originally made by the Lufkin Rule Co. Not the same company as it is today. Neither is Brown and Sharpe, and neither is the trade. It's mostly disappeared. I have a lot of vertical mill time, so I am captivated by books describing how to  set up and run a Jig Bore. Or a planer. Or a profiler. Or a Bullard (VTL). Maybe even an Acme-Gridley or a Warner-Swasey. NOS. Massive machines, that did fine work. Some were designed by the companies to make their product. I'd collect them if I could. It's sad to see the poor quality machines made today. Most of them, anyway. The good ones are out of reach for most shops.
I collect old machinist tools, and trade school books. Mostly WWII vintage. Many reek of cigar smoke. And sulpher based cutting oil. That was what they liked.
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Dan
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gootsch
I have a Starrett combination square that I got from a friend who died 30 years ago. I prize it dearly. His boys left it abandoned in a shed, white collar but stupid boys.
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Deanofid
That sine vise is a beauty, Dan.  A far cry from what comes out of the far east these days.  Makes them look like a bad joke.  You can still buy good American/Swiss/Jap tools like that, but man... mortgage the house.  Strictly big business items.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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Legs
Rubing wrote:
Me neither but for the record I am General Motors and Starett 


What he said... ^^^^^^^^

Let it burn....        
Don... Oregon
USA 236 Syndicate #003  Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0126  The Coleman Blue's 243's #097
Coleman Slant Saver 007  ICC #1438   NRA #147137741
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