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Posted by dlucier at Monday, Feb-20-2006 04:45 AM
L. S. Starett Company (family owned still) is based in Athol, Mass.

This is Dave Lucier's home town. Pronouned: ATH-all, to locals. Outsiders say it is pronounced ASS-hole (pronounced Ath-hole, with a lisp). Usually results in a FIGHT with locals.

Incidently, one of the Startett gradnsons (Charles) became a Hollywood film star. He was known as the Durango Kid. He starred in a lot of B westerns in the 1950s.

Closed End Overtravel (COT) is an adjustment used to provide a positive closing force on a valve(s)when the hydraulic pressure was off.

Ome revolution of a michrometer travels .025 inches, 25 mils. A mike as 40 threads per inch, of course.

A dial indicator turns clockwise (you Digital Dopes) wnen it travels inward.
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