clydetul62 Posted March 6, 2013 Report Share Posted March 6, 2013 They all measured up. Who am I talking about? All the companies of course! Did you ever wonder what it meant for the size on the boxes? Sizes going 000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Who made the rule that a peewee must be a 1/2" and shooter 3/4"? What I found out is that both those sizes isnt true. A size 000 is suppossed to be peewee. A 1/2" right? No. 2 should be 3/4" and a shooter. Both of these are not correct. Not according to companies tolerances. Everything that any company makes no matter the product has a tolerance. A tolerance is a unit of measurement. You buy something at the store you are more likely to not going to get the exact advertised size on the package because of the tolerance the company has for that particular product. When my work started letting people work from home I got to enjoy my marbles a lot more. I would go through them more thoroughly. I also started measuring marbles in all the boxes I have. From all the companies. I was curious. Go ahead. Measure a few boxes and see what you will get. What you will get is +/- 1/64" tolerance for the size stated on the box. As a recent example of that peewee. When CAC made that and put it in a size 000 box it meant that those marbles in there were any where from 31/64-33/64" in size. The tolerance being 1/64" means that roughly 1/3 of them were 31/64", 1/3 were 1/2" and 1/3 were 33/64". Who made the rule that peewees must be exactly 1/2". CAC certainly didnt think so. And neither did any other company. Every box will have that tolerance. No matter what size it says on the box.. Who made the rule that shooters are 3/4"? At the nationals every year do they measure each marble in the ring is 5/8" and each shooter given out is exactly 3/4"? To be fair they should. The peewee rule should be changed to be up to 33/64" because that's what every company builds their tolerance around. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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