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About Brown & Sharpe

Brown & Sharpe boasts a long history of the successful development and production of various tools and technological innovations. Those looking for reliable, high-performance tools should consider adding some Brown & Sharpe tools to their personal collection. In particular, Brown & Sharpe's tools for machinists, such as the Brown & Sharpe micrometer or indicator lines, have stood the test of time and proven themselves to be high-end, accurate products. In fact, Brown & Sharpe was so integral to the industry during the 19th and 20th centuries that it significantly shaped the industrial standards for American wire gauge, threadform for worm gears, and machine tool spindle tapers. As you shop, be aware that in 2001, Hexagon Metrology acquired Brown & Sharpe and refocused the brand's efforts on metrology alone. Some of the new or pre-owned products you see on eBay may include Brown & Sharpe as the brand, while others include the name Hexagon Metrology instead. Both names indicate the same foundational research and superior design, which is exactly what you need for your work or home projects.