Movement 410

410. Bisecting gauge. Of two parallel cheeks on the cross-bar one is fixed and the other adjustable, and held by thumb-screw. In either cheek is centered one of two short bars of equal length, united by a pivot, having a sharp point for marking. This point is always in a central position between the cheeks, whatever their distance apart, so that any parallel sided solid to which the cheeks are adjusted may be bisected from end to end by drawing the gauge along it. Solids not parallel sided may be bisected in like manner, by leaving one cheek loose, but keeping it in contact with solid.