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Digital Calipers

When I was going up, my father owned a really nice calipers with an analogue dial. I was fascinated by this tool and spent a lot of time measuring cat hairs, how thick paper was and other such things.

There are remarkably inexpensive versions of this tool today.  And as far as I can tell they work just fine.



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