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Date: 01/27/23 12:22
Measurement Unit
Author: 76p

This item is 3" X 4" ...What was it used for???




Date: 01/27/23 19:49
Re: Measurement Unit
Author: 567Chant

Incurring a 30% restocking fee.
...Lorenzo



Date: 01/27/23 19:51
Re: Measurement Unit
Author: PHall

It's a Cubit???



Date: 01/28/23 07:28
Re: Measurement Unit
Author: KskidinTx

It looks real similar to the wheel measurement gauge we used to use.  The "L" shaped end would rest on the tread of the wheel and you would measure down to the "witness" grove to determine the diameter of the wheel.

All locomotive wheels have the grove 'turned" into the side of the flange area.  The "L" shaped end shown appears to be somewhat longer than the ones we had so it could have another purpose.

Mark



Date: 01/28/23 07:37
Re: Measurement Unit
Author: 76p

It was used to measure the distance from the outside of the wheel to the witness grove on the wheel the speedometer was connected...You then entered the measurement in the back of the counter in order to make the footage accurate...



Date: 01/31/23 12:49
Re: Measurement Unit
Author: santafe199

PHall Wrote: > … It's a Cubit???

If you had said “WHAT’s a cubit??? I would have said you probably have an old Bill Cosby album in your collection…

😁

Posted from iPhone



Date: 01/31/23 13:04
Re: Measurement Unit
Author: TomG

santafe199 Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote: > … It's a Cubit???
>
> If you had said “WHAT’s a cubit??? I would
> have said you probably have an old Bill Cosby
> album in your collection…
>
> 😁
>
> Posted from iPhone

Riiiiggght.
I was laughing cause Bill Cosby came to mind as well.



Date: 01/31/23 14:06
Re: Measurement Unit
Author: PHall

santafe199 Wrote:
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> PHall Wrote: > … It's a Cubit???
>
> If you had said “WHAT’s a cubit??? I would
> have said you probably have an old Bill Cosby
> album in your collection…
>
> 😁
>
> Posted from iPhone

At one time I had pretty much memorized that album. Yeah it was in my collection.



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