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Old 10th January 2010, 12:04 PM
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Look! Great Moments In Metrology History--Underwear Caliper

I just noticed this item on eBay. It's a Kenosha Klosed Krotch underwear caliper. It was manufactured by Lufkin for Cooper's, the predecessor of Jockey, whose headquarters is still in Kenosha (WI).

Careful examination of the photos provided reveals that the device has no calibration sticker. I wonder if this means that there were lots of people running around with ill-fitting long-johns as a result.

I've attached a few photos from the listing because the link will go dead in 90 days.
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Old 10th January 2010, 02:06 PM
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I would be willing to bet there also are no uncertainty calculations!
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Old 10th January 2010, 06:19 PM
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Man..... the bad puns and one-liners I could come up with on these....
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Old 11th January 2010, 01:35 AM
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Man..... the bad puns and one-liners I could come up with on these....
Congratulations on your self-restraint. Very laudatory.
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Old 11th January 2010, 02:17 AM
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Perhaps you can recommend it to the Department of Homeland Security .....
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Old 11th January 2010, 10:22 AM
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Re: calibration sticker
Sometimes we found the calibration stickers and tags interfered with the operation or reading of "delicate instruments" [or instruments for delicate things?], so we put the sticker on the protective case for the instrument.
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I wonder if this means that there were lots of people running around with ill-fitting long-johns as a result.
I thought mine had come of age.
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