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Is Fowler made in the states or China. Looking at the indicator (http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PARTPG=INLMKD&PMPXNO=17590839&PMAKA=NP308-0097) on page 29 of the latest Enco flyer.
What about Dorian? Considering a Dorian dovetail cutter (http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT?PMPXNO=1661997&PMT4NO=16669992).
01-18-2007, 12:23 PM
I believe Dorian is based in and makes there products in the great state of Texas, but I could be all wet on that.
01-18-2007, 12:28 PM
I have a couple of Fowler brand specialty mics and they were made in Poland. They are very good quality and have served well for the little bit of time I have used them. One is a spline mic and the other is a disc mic. Not the kind of thing you use every day but darn handy when you need them.
01-18-2007, 12:38 PM
Fred Fowler is an importer, and they source their products from many different makers around the world. Over the years, Fowler has imported precision tools from England, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, China, Japan, and probably several other countries that don't come to mind now.
You'll need to ask Fowler or your distributor to know for sure where any particular Fowler product is made.
That explains alot. Thanks for all the replies.
update, after lots of searching here is what I found on some of the dial indicators.
Fowler - "The Ultra-Tast Test Indicator series is made in Germany to our exacting specifications."
Brown & Sharpe - "Premium Brown & Sharpe, TESA, INTERAPID, and ETALON brand products are Swiss or American made, guaranteeing you the highest quality in design and manufacture." Guess that means the regular B&S indicators are of unknown origin.