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Vernier scales

  1. May 25, 2008 #1
    Hi all,

    I have a very quick question.

    On a vernier calliper, what are the names of the measuring teeth that define the limits of measurement?

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  3. May 25, 2008 #2


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    The 'jaws' are the metal prongs which are slid around (or inside) the item which is being measured. Is that what you were asking?
  4. Jun 28, 2008 #3
    Yes I put that down.

    Many thanks for the reply.
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