This is an antique outside caliper inscribed with the year 1873. The caliper has a beautiful shape with a hinge that does not want to be adjusted. It measures 12 inches from top to bottom and is 8 inches wide at its greatest width.
Both arms of the caliper contain the same inscriptions. In addition to the year 1873, each arm is clearly inscribed with "H. BECHHOLD", a six-pointed star, and the initials J.S.
The caliper weighs approximately 12 ounces. It attracts a magnet and appears to be made of steel. I have not tried to clean it.
This caliper would make a great wall hanging or addition to an antique tool collection.
Unless otherwise noted, I will ship via USPS within two days after receiving payment. Items include tracking and insurance in the shipping price. For items weighing more than 13 ounces, I try to use USPS flat rate boxes. If the posted shipping charge is more than $2.00 above the actual shipping charge, I will refund the price difference to you.
If you live in Phoenix, AZ, you can save the shipping charges by arranging for local pickup.
I try to be environmentally friendly and use a mix of new and used boxes as well as shipping materials. Please recycle the boxes and packing materials.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
All of my items are vintage or antique and are sold as such. I note any chips, cracks, dents, etc. and try to photograph these. If you feel an item has been misrepresented, please contact me within 24 hours after receipt to explain the problem.