Ruined my HELIX ruler

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ctwo
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Ruined my HELIX ruler

Post by ctwo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:11 pm

I thought my stainless steel HELIX ruler was etched, but after trying to rub off some grime with IPA, all the markings readily rubbed off as well. I did not know that. It's an old USA product with a cork backing.

Their website seems disgusting to me, unless I am off base...?
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Re: Ruined my HELIX ruler

Post by Harold_V » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:37 pm

ctwo wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:11 pm
Their website seems disgusting to me, unless I am off base...?
Hmmm. Without a link, I'm not sure I'd be able to comment on the web site.

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Re: Ruined my HELIX ruler

Post by tornitore45 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:58 am

Is HELIX a brand name? Or is some weird tool to measure helices?
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Re: Ruined my HELIX ruler

Post by ctwo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:31 pm

A google search for Helix ruler will produce many images. I'm sure mine said it was made in USA, but the current examples say made in China. Since they are ®, I looked up the word mark in the USPTO and could not identify the company behind the brand. I'll have to revisit it later. Probably the site I was looking at was a distributor, then.
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