Archive for June 29th, 2013

Starrett No 185 Time Saver: Drill and Tap Drill Gauge Chart

Back in the day, this was a “chart”:

Starret No 185 Time Saver Chart - front

Starret No 185 Time Saver Chart – front

The back sports an 1889 copyright date:

Starret No 185 Time Saver Chart - back

Starret No 185 Time Saver Chart – back

It’s a steel slab about 3/16 inch thick.

Perhaps the original owner, one “E Dunbeck”, scribed his name on the back. Perhaps he gave / sold it to Mad Phil, who passed it on to me. Although I may not use it much, it has a place of honor in the tool cabinet…

You could get a new 185 Time Saver direct from Starrett, with the front and back sides reversed: same holes, mostly the same printing, just flipped.

Verily, they don’t make ’em like they used to!

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