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caliper(s)

(kăl′ĭ-pĕr) [Fr. calibre, diameter of bore of gun]
A hinged instrument for measuring thickness or diameter.
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Dial calipers add a dial readout affixed to the movable jaw assembly, and are the most common caliper model in use.
Among the many variations of dial indicators: long-range indicators for measuring table movement or slide travel, dial calipers for quick ID comparisons, pocket thickness gages for quick checks of materials, dial snap gages for ODs up to 12", dial bore gages for three-point contact go/no-go measurements, and back plungers where the mounting stem is on the back for mounting on holding fixtures.
PHOTO : The dial caliper remains an excellent basic instrument for quick manual ID/OD readings, if SPC output is not required.