Micrometer Caliper in box

Object number

LDVAL 2004.20.10


Micrometer Caliper. In original wooden box with sliding lid. With istructions for use and small spanner. Belonged to Mr John Armston Vice who was a Generation Operation Engineer at Barking Power Station after it opened in 1925 until 1951.

Physical description

P-shaped instrument with turning handle. When handle is turned, bar pulls back creating a space for a small item to be inserted for accurate measurment.




Electricity supply tools


Caliper length: 105mm
Caliper width: 50mm
Box length: 126mm
Box width: 63mm
Box Depth: 28mm
Spanner length: 38mm
Spanner width: 16mm
Instructions length: 226mm
Instructions width: 152mm


Caliper: Metal
Box: Wood
Spanner: Metal
Instructions: Paper

Collection type

Social history, Vice collection


Annotation Written On back of instructions: Series of mathamatical equations

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1544/10

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