Davistown Museum Inventory of Tools L.S. Starrett Co.

Status Location
052611T1 Speed indicator bio DTM TT
Drop-forged nickel plated steel, 5" long, signed "L. S. STARRETT CO." "ATHOL MASS".
Speed indicators are used for measuring the turning speed of machinery such as lathes.
111412T5 Spring outside dividers bio DTM MH
Tempered alloy steel, 3" long, signed "THE L. S. S. Co." "ATHOL, MASS." "PAT JUN. 2: 85".
Charles P. Fay's patent 319,215 can be viewed here: http://www.datamp.org/patents/search/advance.php?pn=319215&id=12736&set=6.
63001T12 Square bio DTM MH
Steel, 2 5/8" long, 2 1/8" blade, signed "The LSS Co Athol Mass No 20".
This is a classic example of Starrett's finest product. DATM (Nelson 1999, 751) contains historical information on L. S. Starrett Co.
41302T5 Tapered gauge bio DTM TT
Tempered alloy steel, 6 1/8" long, 7/16" wide, signed "N. 270 The L. S. Starrett Co. Athol, Mass USA".
It is calibrated in millimeters and in hundredths of an inch. The maximum thickness this gauge measures is 0.150 inches. DATM (Nelson
1999, 751) contains historical information on L. S. Starrett Co.
TJG1003 Toolmakers' buttons bio DTM MH
Steel, 4 1/2" long, signed "STARRETT ATHOL MASS NO. 494-D".
The buttons are "used for precision location of holes in a work piece. The hole is roughly located by normal layout methods, drilled and
tapped, and the button installed and snugged down. The button is then shifted to its precise location by measuring from other reference points
with the precision required. This procedure is usually done on a surface plate. It is then set up in the machine, usually a lathe or boring
machine, indicated, and final hole is bored. Frequently several holes would be bored in one piece, hence the need for several buttons."
(http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=9261)
111900T13 Toolmakers' buttons bio DTM MH
Steel, 2 5/16" long, signed "Starrett Athol Mass USA No 494.B".
DATM (Nelson 1999, 751) contains historical information on L. S. Starrett Co.
8512T1 Toolmakers' buttons bio DTM TT
Tool steel, 2 3/8" long, 3/4" wide, 1 1/16" high, signed "STARRETT ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A. NO 494" "PAT. JAN. 11 1921".
Miscellaneous Tools
111900T10 Pocket screwdriver bio DTM MH
Steel and rosewood, 4 1/4" long, signed "L S Starrett Co Athol Mass USA".
The Industrial Revolution (1865f.): Other Factory Made Tools
Blacksmith, Farrier, and Metalworking Tools
22601T2 Adjustable jaw cut nipper bio DTM MH
Steel with carbide tipped jaw, 7" long, signed "L S Starrett Co. Athol Mass USA No 1- 7 IN".
It is for use in wire mills, piano tuning, and by telephone workers for wire cutting. The removable jaws may be reground, repaired, or replaced.
Measuring Tools
22211T21 Carpenters' rule bio DTM TT
Tempered alloy steel, 6" long, 3/4" wide, 3/32" thick, extends to 6 feet, signed "THE L S STARRETT CO. ATHOL, MASS USA" "PAT. MAR.
14. 1911" "NO. 451" and "TEMPERED".
Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
22601T3 Trammels bio DTM MH
Tempered alloy steel, 4" beam, with a 3 1/2" high trammel, signed "L S Starrett Co. Athol Mass USA".
DATM (Nelson 1999, 751) contains historical information on L. S. Starrett Co.
Patternmakers' Tools
10910T6 Shrink rule set (9) bio photo DTM MH
Tempered alloy steel, 12" long, 1" wide, signed "THE L.S.S. CO. ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A." "No. 377" "TEMPERED No 4" "SHRINK 1-4 TO
FOOT", c. 1950.
Donated by the Swenson family.

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