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Gage block
Gage blocks are a precision measurement tool for finding accurate lengths. First invented by C. E. Johannason, gage blocks were originally intended in order to minimize the number of separate gages required to measure industrial products that were growing in complexity. In order to solve the common problems of effort and money being put into making different gages, Johannason designed a set of gages that had the ability to be combined in different formations to complete a wide range of measurements. These sets are now known as gage blocks. Through a process of sticking the blocks together, referred to as wringing, gage blocks are combined to complete any number of precision measurements.
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