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Vintage Brown and Sharpe Centering Indicator Lathe Tool No 738 Wood Box

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”