Documenting a tool on it’s way out of my shop. Rare as it is, I occasionally part with a tool. I decided to sell this micrometer because I haven’t reached for it in 10 years.
The Tool: STARRETT NO. 230 MICROMETER
Experience: By no form of measure am I considered to have, use or embrace “engineering” skills. I recently bought a digital dial caliper to measure small things and I still can’t get an accurate reading on teeny tiny watch parts and whatnot. So, in the experience column we’re going to have to put none. Ok, ok.. every guy with a shop as complete as mine has and uses a micrometer from time to time. Thing about this Starrett No. 230 Micrometer.. I use a much older micrometer made by Brown & Sharpe mfg. that came in a L.S. Starrett velvet lined case.
Since I didn’t use this micrometer much and I don’t know much about micrometers in general I will just comment that I listed this vintage Starrett No. 230 Micrometer on ebay with a starting price of $12.95 and it sold yesterday for $29. I’m pleased with the price. The condition, seen in the photos, shows rust spots on the shaft and adjustment wheel.