Repairing a Dial Indicator

A simple yet effective movement which has seen many decades of regular use, appears under the lid of this dial indicator.

It was once able to indicate accurately in 0.01 mm graduations, through a gear train driven by a rack on one side of the spindle.

Did something break? Not really, this one luckily only required some cleaning, adjustment and lubrication, and is back to being accurate.

But even if something more serious had occurred, we can make any of the parts from scratch in our precision engineering workshop.

Take good care of your vintage dial indicator and it will reward you with many decades of reliable operation. This particular unit bears the brand name “Carl Mahr”, along with “Esslingen”, the name of a town near Stuttgart, in Germany.

Should you need repair services for precision instruments and movements, do not hesitate to contact us.

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