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Chris Parsons24/06/2013 13:41:45
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Just got one of these - thanks Brian - but am wondering what the 'stylus' I found in the box is for?

Can't see anything obvious, can anyone enlighten me? The previous owner didn't know either.

Thanks

Chris

John Coates24/06/2013 13:44:57
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On my height gauge it goes in the arm on the rising part and when the gauge is at it's lowest point the stylus is at zero height

Chris Parsons24/06/2013 14:44:48
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The arm on the rising part has a clamp to allow the rectangular 'finger' to be attached? (the pointer with the knife edge?)

I am talking about a round, perhaps 4 inch stylus with a knurl one end and a blunt, rounded nose on the other - there were four components with the gauge, a 1.5 inch high cylinder (for calibration presumably) a rectangular clamp, a rectangular finger made out of what appears to be tool steel with a bevelled top surface and knife edge, and this stylus?

I am in the office but could post an image tonight? Looks a bit like the stylus you get on a PDA, perhaps a bit longer - it must be part of the gauge as there is a groove for it inside the case!

Regards

Chris

Mike Poole24/06/2013 14:48:11
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I think it is for measuring the depth of holes

mike

Nicholas Farr24/06/2013 21:11:39
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Hi Chris, just as Mike sudgests, it's a depth rod for measuring depths.

height gauge.jpg

Regards Nick.

Chris Parsons25/06/2013 06:37:38
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Excellent, mystery cleared up, thanks very much

Looks like I am missing a little clamp for the rod which would have given me a clue, what a pity - not much chance of tracking one of these down now I guess.

There is a space in the box for something else, I did wonder if this was something to do with
it and now I know - very interesting to see the original advert though

Thanks for the help

Chris

Michael Gilligan25/06/2013 08:10:10
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That's a fine looking piece of kit, Chris

... Well found that Advert, Nick.

It should be an interesting job to re-create the missing clamp
Of course, it doesn't need to be identical to the original; just something nicely proportioned, and fit-for-purpose.
 
MichaelG.
 
For info.  Here is another image

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 25/06/2013 08:15:57

Chris Parsons25/06/2013 09:20:09
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Thanks very much - I was thinking the same thing, actually - if I could get a decent image I might have a go at making a replacement, I am novice but as you say it would be an interesting project?

Not even sure I need an image actually, as I can measure up the one that holds the horizontal pointer and adapt this - now you have go me thinking, if I achieve anythng I'll post some images of my progress <g>

Regards

Chris

Michael Gilligan25/06/2013 09:46:55
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Chris,

I've just hit lucky ... There is a scan of the Chesterman leaflet, starting here

[ just increment the last digit to get the next page ]

MichaelG.

Chris Parsons25/06/2013 10:07:35
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Mr Gilligan, you are my hero!

This is exactly what I need, thank you SO much - you have made my day <g>

Give yourself a gold star and a chocolate biscuit...

Best wishes

Chris

Michael Gilligan25/06/2013 10:34:52
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Reward me by making the clamp, and posting some photos of your progress.

MichaelG.

Swarf, Mostly!25/06/2013 12:28:12
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Hi there, Michael,

I got the first page of the Chesterman leaflet OK but Adobe didn't offer me any scope to 'increment the last digit' and I'm not seeing that page in my browser (Firefox) to give access to the URL.

Please can you help me out?

Best regards,

Swarf, Mostly!

Chris Parsons25/06/2013 14:25:43
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I have combined all the PDF's into one which you are welcome to have, if I can work out how to send it to you - you don't appear to be able to attach files to posts?

Regards

Chris

Swarf, Mostly!25/06/2013 14:26:12
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Hi there, Michael & all,

I've solved it! Right click on Michael's link and chose 'copy link location'. Then open a new browser tab, select the url in the url bar and click control + V (i.e. paste). Then increment the url that appears there and click on 'go'. Repeat for the following pages, four in total including the first one.

Best regards,

Swarf, Mostly!

Michael Gilligan25/06/2013 14:59:45
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Glad that's sorted...

Sorry, we were out shopping when you requested help, or I would have would have posted to full set of links.

MichaelG.

Joseph Ramon25/06/2013 16:09:20
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Note the hollowed out base and little slot to prevent suction when lifting it off a surface plate.

Zoom in to avoid that awful moire pattern though!

Joey

Edited By Joseph Ramon on 25/06/2013 16:10:33

Stephen Bunch03/08/2013 14:51:58
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I have a 369 complete and pristine. I can send you photos of the missing clamp if you wish.

Steve B

Michael Gilligan03/08/2013 16:20:49
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Posted by Stephen Bunch on 03/08/2013 14:51:58:

I have a 369 complete and pristine. I can send you photos of the missing clamp if you wish.

Steve B

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Steve,

What an excellent first post !!

I'm sure we would all like to see photos ... Would you please put them in an Album.

Thanks

MichaelG.

Chris Parsons04/08/2013 10:40:59
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Thanks very much - Michael Gilligham very kindly sent me some scans of the manual, and I have started making one from the images in that but another picture or two might be helpful?

Best wishes

Chris

Stephen Bunch05/08/2013 14:43:49
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Chris, here they are I hope !

A wierd system. I assume anyone on MEW can access the album Chesteman 369.

SteveB

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