The anvils is 3/4" diameter and the platter is 2" diameter. The platter moves up and down and locks in position. There is a fine adjust screw underneath. The anvil and platter are in excllent shape, with no noticable dings or scratches.
They look like they are lapped. The indicator has a lifting lever so that you do not have to touch the anvil. The 652 bench gauge base is heavy and has a 5 diamter base for stability.It comes in the original wood, finger-jointed Starrett box. The indicator and base look to be almost, if not actually, unused. It has the original Starrett plastic bag to go over the indicator.
Questions will be answered as soon as possible, Monday through Saturday. Questions during the work day will be answered at lunchtime or after work. I will try my best to describe items, however I do not know everything about everything (just ask my wife). If there is something you want to know, ask.I will be more than happy to answer to the best of my ability. I usually cannot get to the post office during normal work days. I don't control the post office's hours. We take great care to be accurate in our descriptions. The item "Starrett 656-617 drop dial indicator on Starrett 652 Bench Gage Base Excellent" is in sale since Friday, June 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Manufacturing & Metalworking\Metalworking Tooling\Inspection & Measurement\Indicators". The seller is "sjm13b" and is located in Trumbull, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.