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Lipton Tension Meter Mk II

Yes, I have the reference chart but it is just lines in which you input your readings. Is this what you are looking for? These are the instructions that came with the chart.

Tension Meter Mark II


Keep the Mark II Tension Meter well lubricated with a light weight non-gumming oil to achieve maximum sensitivity.

The Mark II Tension Meter is adjusted to standard by snapping the supplied steel rod into place(with preloaded spacer in place next to the spring) and turning the knurled knob until a reading between 1 and 1 is achieved with the cylindrically formed end of the knob at right angles to the axis of the test specimen

Recommended values (based on standard setting of 1 to 1 )

3/16 wire to 1
1/4 wire 1 to 2
9/32 wire 2 to 2

For light wire the Mark II tension Meter is adjusted using the standard rod (no preload spacer) and to a reading of 2 to 3

Recommended values (based on standard setting of 2 to 3)

3/32 wire to
1/8 wire 1 to 1
5/32 wire 2 to 2

When this initial adjustment has been made, pairs of shrouds should be adjusted using the Mark II Tension Meter until their tensions are equal.

To get the most out of the Mark II Tension Meter, keep a permanent record of readings for which the adjusting table has been provided. This permanent record may include optimum settings of fore and back stays.

To maintain maximum performance, check the tension readings of the shrouds and stays periodically against your permanent record.

An eye is provided for a lanyard which should be bent onto the stay being tested or on your rest.

Lipton Marine Industries, Inc.
Rock Ridge, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 10543
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