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  • Jones & Shipman Sine Centre - How's it used and is it worth anything ?

    Gents –
    I have come across this thing and am wondering if someone can pontificate on how such a thing is used. I am guessing it’s some ridiculously precise way to check tapers between centers. It came from an old metrology lab that was owned by a government organization and I am pretty sure it was never ever used. Check out the hand scraped surfaces from the factory !
    Does this have any sort of value in today’s world or is it taking up more space than it’s worth ?



  • #2
    Pure rubbish. they don't even know how to spell center where that lump was made.
    Send it pre-paid shipping to me and I'll dispose of it properly.

    Not much info, but: http://www.judgetool.com/taft-pierce...ngfixture.aspx

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rosco-P View Post
      Pure rubbish. they don't even know how to spell center where that lump was made.
      Send it pre-paid shipping to me and I'll dispose of it properly.

      Not much info, but: http://www.judgetool.com/taft-pierce...ngfixture.aspx
      LOL - With responses like that I'm convinced I hit the jackpot. Thanks for the link - will check it out.

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      • #4
        What about the "lump" in the back-ground?
        I'm more interested in that.

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        • #5
          The blue rectangular lump with matching paint work, not the toothed yellow cylindrical lump.

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          • #6
            Holy Lordy Lordy Lordy!!! I was dreaming of that thing when I wanted to check that Jarno taper bushing I just made! Are you kidding?! "Any sort of value"

            P.S. - the "lump?" To place your indicator on and slide along the edge, of course!
            Last edited by Arthur.Marks; 02-03-2015, 09:46 AM.

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            • #7
              A beautiful piece of kit; you appear to have summarized the use.
              What are the roll centres, metric presumably?
              Worth and value? To a HSM, a great deal if one thinks beyond original use.
              I know several jobbers who could use that; whether it is still viable these days with CMM and Faro, dunno.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rosco-P View Post
                The blue rectangular lump with matching paint work, not the toothed yellow cylindrical lump.
                Correct!

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                • #9
                  So I'm thinking I should hang onto it and not toss it into the dumpster then ?

                  The lump on the back is part of the casting - it's the "level" surface you slide an indicator along I guess...

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                  • #10
                    Oh for the hight gage!
                    I'm toast, got up too early, yeah that's my excuse.

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                    • #11
                      It is a lovely thing, not something you see too often, my first encounter with the very same one was doing a course in a met lab, it ate my finger resulting in severe bleeding causing in the instructor freaking out about the corrosion I would cause with my obviously alien blood, they had the compound version also, someone wrote on the box, headache in a box one side and pandora a box but hope left too on the other, good catch, all you need now is a cylinder grinder to go with it, J&S made quite a tidy one
                      Your suckyness is only exceeded by your luckyness
                      Mark
                      Btw the Stanton company used to supply the national physical lab down the road in teddington

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Carm View Post
                        Worth and value? To a HSM, a great deal if one thinks beyond original use.
                        Care to expound on the use part?

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                        • #13
                          I was launched in 1974, and have run in fairly wide circles.
                          I've always pondered these things.
                          Every shop has at least one. It's usually the same color.
                          Gray! The color of 30 years of dust, all settled and hardened.

                          If you wish to examine one, often you have to brake it loose from it's home.
                          Often the same wooden shelf it was placed on before most of us were born.
                          Last edited by Old Hat; 02-03-2015, 10:04 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Always it would be nice to have a set of precision bench centers for checking arbors for straightness, tapers and such. But not being a grind shop, it would probably sit covered more than it would get used. School shop has one, it just sits in the instructors storeroom, heaped with stuff, covered with dust.

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                            • #15
                              Putting a cover on a thing!
                              WoW! what a concept?

                              I think I saw a thing with a cover over it long ago....
                              It probably wasn't and ISO approved cover... .. buy hey.

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