I got these calipers years ago while clearing out the basement of an old farm house in Buxton Maine. Some friends and I were hired to clean the space which had been converted into a pretty stunning workshop by the recently decease craftsmen and husband to the woman who hired us. She wanted his tools and equipment to be donated to my school and we were there to catalog and move them to their new home. When it was all said and done, I got to keep everything that my school already had, which ended up being a great score.
I haven’t had much need for these calipers until I began learning machine work in my new(ish) job at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. This was also a great opportunity to practice my woodworking skills by building a custom case for them.