RARE Johnson Newark NJ in & out caliper with inch scale

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 16, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

To my regular customers: I am back listing more tools, taking another break from a kitchen remodel. I have a LOT of great tools that I will be listing, plus my usual "one man's junk is another man's treasure" tools and parts.

To you bevel and square collectors, I have a lot of great squares and bevels and gauges that are either listed now, or that I will be listing in the very near future!

You are bidding on one unusual thickness caliper as pictured.

It is marked "Wm JOHNSON NEWARK NJ" and the scale is marked in 8ths of an inch. It works for both outside and inside measurements, with the scale going to about 4" each direction.

Condition is fair. The retaining screw is obviously not original, and t is patina (color) and some spots of light pitting coming through the nickel finish. They operate smoothly.

Pl ease read my shipping terms below, as the US Post Office made some major changes on May 14, and so I have adjusted my terms.

Please see my other current as well as upcoming auctions, as I am or will be listing many more collectible planes and tools.

ETHICS IN DESCRIPTIONS: I also buy for my collecting on eBay, and I have been burned too many times by misleading (duh did I forget to mention .......) descriptions, and pictures only of the left side when the right side was trashed. Life is much simpler for me if I disclose what I know or see about an item before you bid, and especially before you receive it in the mail. I sell lots of parts, and if you are nervous that I am swapping parts, please understand two things about me. One, I never seem to have the part I need, so t aren't many opportunities, and two, if I have swapped anything, I will tell you. If I think the wedge on a molding plane is not original, I will tell you. If I think a japanned plane has been repainted, I will tell you. What goes around, comes around.

RETURN POLICY: I believe that if you give honest descriptions, and include enough pictures, you shouldn't need a return policy. However, that doesn't mean that I won't make an occasional mistake. Please bid with the assurance that if I have made an error in my listing, I WILL take care of you.

MY PET PEEVE: is having my response to your question bounce back with an undeliverable email address. If you want me to take the time to carefully answer your question, then I want you to take the time to make sure that the email address that you have registered with eBay is correct. Just because you have the correct address with PayPal does NOT seem to guarantee that you have the correct address with eBay. I would guess that 1 response in 10 is not deliverable.

US SHIPPING: Unless noted otherwise above, the fixed amount quoted buys you UNINSURED Priority Mail to anyw in the US. On auctions ending under $100.00, I will give you the option of adding insurance at cost. On auctions that end over $100, I require that you purchase insurance. I will combine on multiple purchases to save on shipping whenever possible (see below), and I accept Paypal or money orders. On purchases under $50, AND if you have good feedback, I will also accept a personal check.

COMBINED SHIPPING: If you are thinking about bidding on several items, especially small but heavy items like tools, I can often ship 2 or 3 or 4 items for not much more than one. The trick is whether or not I can use one of the Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes from the US Post Office. The cost is fixed, except for insurance, no matter what the weight, and no matter w in the US you are. These boxes are not huge, and a #7 or #8 plane won't fit, but I can just get TWO #6's or 3 #4's or a bunch of block or molding planes into one box. Even with the new postage rates, $9.50 will cover the postage to anyw in the US, and leave me 55 cents towards the cost of bubble wrap and peanuts and tape. That can really bring the shipping cost per item down. T are savings on shipping several large items as well, obviously, although not as much as with the Flat Rate boxes. If you have questions about shipping multiple items...