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    Posted 12 months ago

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    I'd love to know what this is. It's 5 1/4 inches long, heavy. Made in Germany, with ZEUS stamped on it.

    Would love any input! Thank you.

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    1. slackjack, 12 months ago
      This is a micrometer. Used to measure items to 1/1000 of an inch. it's range is 0 to one inch.
    2. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 12 months ago
    3. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 12 months ago
      Hi Teachjodi97 and Welcome to collectors Weekly!
      This is definitely a micrometer as identified by slapjack. It appears to be an older one, and nicely made.The majority of the micrometers on the market today are digital, and that is all we use at our plant now. ZEUS was the name of the company, which was founded in 1926 in Germany. It has since gone thru several different names and they stopped making micrometers in 1960-1962 due to other companies getting into the business with cheaper products. The company still exists today, but they make precision tools now. I didn't mean to take up so much space, but I have been around and worked with micrometers for the last 35 years, and have also collected them.
    4. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 12 months ago
      Sorry about the name mix up, I should have said "slackjack", not slapjack!

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