Lee Precision branded dial caliper

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Lee Precision branded dial caliper

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A member of our club is selling his reloading equipment, so everyone rummaged in the boxes!
I bought a dial caliper which was branded "Lee" in their old font style. I paid £10 for it, about $12.50. Do any of you Lee historians know when Lee offered these calipers? I have several of their catalogues covering the past 20 years, and can't see one.
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Great find! I have not seen one offered.

I've moved this to the Memorabilia forum. One was offered on eBay sometime this past year but the logo on the rule was missing, making it not interesting at all.
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Very cool.
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Yes, Memorabilia is the best place, I didn't realise it is so unusual. Thanks, Ranch Dog. The caliper is in perfect working order and is now my preferred 'measurer'.
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Weren't there two LEE companies? One doing tools, one (later) doing reloading stuff?
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Fyodor wrote: 27 Oct 2023 03:02 Weren't there two LEE companies? One doing tools, one (later) doing reloading stuff?
There was.
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Sorry, a bit late to the party?? Yup, there were 2 Lee company's.
We have a member on here &, Ive seen on several other sites, name of
Green Frog he really knows his stuff on the "Lee History" & company's
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Sorry, a bit late to the party?? Yup, there were 2 Lee company's.
We have a member on here &, Ive seen on several other sites, name of
Green Frog he really knows his stuff on the "Lee History" & company's

Man, have I got you fooled! I’ve just nibbled on the edges of Lee vs Lee history. I still learn something every time the subject comes up. There are a couple of pretty fair historical summaries available with a little GOOGLE search.
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Very cool find, I have not seen those before!
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Try this link to get started. Welcome to the rabbit hole!

http://gunlore.awardspace.info/gunknow/LeeTools.htm

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