This vintage tool was used for lathe work such as testing lathe centers and centering work. It has a round tip that when pressed gently against a surface will engage the needle indicator on top. The tool fits neatly into its custom-made solid wood box with built-in partitions.
It’s stamped ‘Brown & Sharpe MFG CO Providence RI USA 738 Use light oil only’.
Condition: The metal is rust free and the indicator moves freely. (It has not been tested for accuracy). The wood box has a good patina. The hinges and latches work well.
Box 6" by 2"
Tool: 5-1/4" by 1-1/2”