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which equals 1/o1000 inch. To read, simply multiply the marks on
barrel by 25 and add the graduations on the edge of the thimble.
typical micrometer is illustrated in figure 15 i.
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BARREL be jIJIe W7&
THIMBLE rg t;m/e
DIAMETER OF SHAFT = .4000"+.0250"+ .0010+.0007'
FIGcUri 15.-Details of micrometer caliper.
(1) Some micrometers have a vernier scale on the frame in addi-
tion to the regular graduations so that measurements within 0.0001
inch can be taken. This arrangement is shown in figure 15 @. Mi-
crometers of this type read as follows: first, determine the number of
thousandths, as with the ordinary micrometer; then find a line on the
vernier scale that exactly coincides with one on the thimble. The nm-
ber of this line represents the number of ten-thousandths to be added
to the number of thousandths contained on the regular graduations.
The relation between the graduation of the vernier and those of the
thimble is as follows: the vernier has ten divisions which occupy the
same space as nine divisions on the thimble. The difference between
the width of a vernier division and one on the thimble is equal to one-
tenth of the space on the thimble. Therefore, a mlovelment of the
thimble-equal to the difference between the vernier and the thimble
graduation-represents 0.0001 inch.
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