View Full Version : Need help identifying tool

07-17-2014, 09:44 AM
Hi Guys I'm new to the forum.

I found this set on a estate sale

I am wondering what was designed to be used for ??

I have tried several catalogs, no help , it has printed J.S. and is from 1/4" to 1 1/4" in a wooden box.

Any info would be appreciated.




07-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Just looks like a wooden box so far

07-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Can't see anything on the first two "items". The third I see as a link to a DropBox photo of a wooden box, no tool(s) visible.

07-17-2014, 09:56 AM
They are standards for checking bores or setting calipers. Probably made by someone with the initials J.S.

07-17-2014, 12:28 PM
They are standards for checking bores or setting calipers. Probably made by someone with the initials J.S.
Thats what i was thinking, a "go" plug gauge set.

martin_nj , do you have a mic which you can check the "tools" dia size (clean/smooth end, not knurled) ?
What are the increments, all started fractions ?


07-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Martin, what did you think they were? What was your reason for buying them?

My guess: graduated set of ear plugs made by J.S. for his family for use when they attend heavy metal shows.

07-17-2014, 04:52 PM

First, welcome to the forum! Please be aware that a lot of good natured kidding goes on. I, too, think they look a lot like an apprentice set of standards gauges, made by some unknown "J.S.", maybe a hint from whose estate as on sale. They are used to measure holes, openings, set calipers, etc.

07-17-2014, 06:52 PM
They are boring jauges like those we make during apprentice 30 years ago, and the box was often made by the woodworkers apprentice ,JS make a deal with one to have that box, classical but only made by the better ones.

07-17-2014, 07:34 PM
The "gauges" are probably for wood as well. I wouldn't expect much accuracy for items marked in fractional inches. They could be locating punches but I can't see the ends.

07-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Thank you guys for all your replies, I like to check the estate sales for tools and bargains and I came across the "cool" Wooden Box for $15, So no big damage there.

Thank you Guys For Sharing your Knowledge with a tools aficionado