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Manufacturers Index - Shore Instruments & Manufacturing Co.

Shore Instruments & Manufacturing Co.
Jamaica, NY, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Feb 4 2020 6:49PM by Mark Stansbury
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The firm manufactured scleroscopes for testing hardness of metals. The original models, made for decades, have a glass tube. They were replaced by the models C and D which are all-metal with a dial, and finally an early electronic version. Apparently Instron Corp. owns the rights to Shore products, but we have been unable to learn details.

Information Sources

  • The Hathi Trust has the Google-digitized book, The Shore Scleroscope for Measuring Hardness of Metals by Albert F. Shore, 1910.
  • Research on the Wayback Machine found no Shore Instruments pdf files on Instron's website.
  • Thank you to member Leonard Pouge for bring the Shore scleroscope to our attention.