Starrett 711 Last Word Indicator
Your grand-dad probably had one of these. Maybe he even passed it down to you and you'd like to have it refurbished.
Long Island Indicator Service has been repairing these stalwarts of the American shop for decades and because the parts haven't changed substantially in all these years, even old Last Word Indicators can be returned to "like new" condition.
Starrett Last Word indicators were the first indicators we repaired when we opened Long Island Indicator Service in 1961 and, for a limited time, we're offering a special repair price to get these workhorses back in shape. The price includes everything needed to get them back into A-1 working condition, but we can not repair serious body damage. The cost does not include replacement of missing parts. If that's the case we'll issue a free repair quote.
For this special internet offer, please fill out the online order (see the link below) which will also ask for your credit card information. Submit the order and you will receive a confirmation by email. Print a copy of this e-mail confirmation and include it with your shipment. The credit card will not be charged until the repaired indicator is shipped back to you. Please allow up to 2 weeks.
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How old is my Last Word indicator?
The exact age can't be determined because Last Word indicators have changed very little over the years. They did, however, go through several stages with distinct characteristics. Among the oldest models you will find that the end of the body was slanted (shown above). This is probably pre-1960. Subsequent models have ends which are squared off.
The oldest models also had dials which lacked the yellow band along the right hand side, as seen in current models. You will see .001" written as 1/1000" on the dials (shown above). Keep in mind, your indicator may have been repaired at some time and the dial may have been changed to the new style.