Lufkin Tools

Lufkin Rule Company was a maker of measuring tools from 1869 to 1967, when the brand was acquired by Cooper Industries. In the early- to mid-20th century they competed with Starrett, Brown and Sharpe, and other brands that manufactured precision machinist's measuring devices such as micrometers, depth gages, and screw pitch gages.

These days, Lufkin items enjoy a fair bit of activity on eBay and, at times at least, can be acquired at reasonable cost. The tools shown below were purchased by me during 2014 and 2015 from Most of them will never be used for their intended purposes. However, the precision and excellence that these tools exhibit make them a pleasure to own and to show to others.

The tools are listed in order by Lufkin's part number, if applicable. Also shown are Lufkin catalog pages with relevant areas highlighted. Catalog pages are courtesy of Rose Tool, Inc.

-- Stan Cleveland, McMinnville, Oregon

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