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Fisher Patent BevelFisher 1868 Patent Combination Bevel / Gauge This bevel w/ readable degree gauge is in nice condition. The small thumbscrews are original and the blade and scales are nice.  The Rosewood body is very nice, and the screws are not damaged.  The patent info is on the brass arch.  These are a hard to find tool in this nice condition and turn up only occasionally.

Good +. . . . . . . .395.00     SOLD!




Disston # 9 Square w/ BevelDisston No. 9 Square w/ Bevel  The overall condition is nice.   It is faintly marked with increments, but I see no maker name or info.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . .  $30.00        SOLD!!







Halstead & Ackerman 1855 Patent Square & BevelHalstead & Ackerman 1855 Patent Square & Bevel 4 1/2" blade. This is a combination square & bevel patented by Jonas Halstead & Cornelius Ackerman both of NY, NY. Patent was issued on June 26, 1855 and the number is #13127. The body is brass and marked clearly w/ the patent info.

Good  . . . . . 57.00        SOLD!!







Stanley Type 2 # 25 BevelStanley Type 2 # 25 Rosewood Bevel  The 1877 patent date is boldly stamped on the rosewood handle.  That patent is Traut's for the flush mounted locking lever.  It is otherwise unmarked making it a type 2 manufactured between 1877 & 1897.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $25.00         SOLD!!






Stanley # 30 Angle DividerStanley # 30 Angle Dividers   Two of them are sweetheart era.  All are nice.

Left . . . . Fine . . . . . . . $60.00     SOLD!!

Left 2 . . . . Fine . . . . . . . $60.00     SOLD!!

Middle . . . Fine   . . . . . . . $60.00      SOLD!!

Right . . . Good   . . . . . . . $60.00     SOLD!!





Stanley # 30 Angle FinderStanley # 30 Angle Finder  Like new with proper marked bottom bar.  Near Perfect Nice!

Fine . . . . .  $80.00     SOLD!









Southington Patented Holdfast BevelSouthington Patented "Holdfast" Bevel  The condition of this bevel is very nice.  It has a unusual blade locking mechanism that I assume the patent info on the blade pertains to.  Very Nice!!

Fine  . . . . . . $60.00        SOLD!!






Halstead & Ackerman 1855 Patent Square & BevelHalstead & Ackerman 1855 Patent Square & Bevel  6" blade.  This combination square & bevel was patented by Jonas Halstead & Cornelius Ackerman both of NY, NY. Patent was issued on June 26, 1855 and the number is #13127. The body is brass and clearly marked w/ the patent info.  The blade has a thick coat of Linseed oil or other on it.  I scrapped a bit off to see and it does not look too bad underneath it.

Good  . . . . . $30.00     SOLD!!






Stanley # 25 14 Inch BevelStanley # 25 14" Bevel   This is the largest and hardest to find size of this popular tool.  It is in super condition.  You will see 100 of the smaller sizes for every one of these with a 14" blade.  Very hard to find!!

Good +  . . . . $95.00        SOLD!!






Square w/ BevelUnusual Adjustable Framing Square I see no maker mark or patent info. It has angles and pitches marked off on one blade, and inches on the other. I assume it is for roof framing, stair layout or other angle related carpentry tasks. Check all the pics to see the details. Different & Nice enough.

Good  . . . . . . $225.00     SOLD!!






Square w/ BevelHalstead & Ackerman Patented 1855 Square w/ Bevel  This is a combination square/bevel patented by Jonas Halstead & Cornelius Ackerman both of NY, NY. Patent was issued on June 26, 1855 #13127. The body is brass and marked clearly w/ the patent info. It will clean to be much nicer

Good + . . . . . . $65.00      SOLD!!






Early Brass Frame Square w/ Bevel Early Brass Frame Square w/ Bevel  Unmarked, but looks just like a Stanley #15 with the addition of a bevel w/ graduated window with pitch increments. Similar to Disston's # 9 square w/ bevel as well.   Very nice.

Good + . . . . . $55.00    SOLD!!









Nelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Bevel w/ Ruler HandleNelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Handle Bevel w/ Ruler  Early & unusual with the ruler handle.  Note the brass plaque.  Maker stamp on the back side.  Faint, but there.  The 12" blade is lightly pitted and it has seen use. 

Good . . . . . . $30.00     SOLD!!








Patented Hold - Fast Rosewood Handle BevelPatented "Hold - Fast" Rosewood Handle 8" Bevel   Nice!!

Fine . . . . . . . $30.00     SOLD!!








 Cast Iron Handle Bevel w/ Protractor12" Cast Iron Handle Bevel w/ Protractor   Different.   12" Blade.  Protractor / angle gage built into cast iron handle.  Unmarked.

Good + . . . . . $45.00      SOLD!!










St. Johnsbury Double Blade Brass Body Bevel W/ Diamond PatternSt. Johnsbury Double Blade Bevel W/ Diamond Pattern Brass Body  The patent for this design bevel was granted on June 14 1870 to Isaiah J. Robinson. That date is faintly stamped at the bottom of the handle.  I see no other markings.  This bevel was made and sold by the St. Johnsbury Tool Co. located in Vermont.  The condition is good with normal wear.  The blades are dirty with ever so light pitting. The brass body is 5 3/4" long and the blades are 9" long.  The workmanship of this companies tools is unsurpassed and world renowned.  This double bladed bevel is a rare variation of one of the many bevels this company offered.  A Super Piece!!

Good . . . . . $1095.00       SOLD!!








Adjustable Gauge Co., Lexington, KY. Angle Divider / 2 Arm Bevel Adjustable Gauge Co., Lexington, KY. Angle Divider / 2 Arm Bevel  The patent # is 895,560.  It was granted in 1908. 2 blades connected by gears similar to Langlais Patent Angle Divider. The finish on the body is like new and original.  The condition is second to none.  The body is 8 1/4" long x 1 3/4" wide.  Nice uncommon gauge

Fine . . . . . $125.00        SOLD!!








Patented Oct 2 1888 P. L. Fox Square / BevelPatented Oct 2 1888 P. L. Fox Square / Bevel   The Fox patent square / bevel / angle layout tool was patented in 1888. The patent number is 390,470 and can be found and viewed using Google Patent search.  This example is in fine condition, and the stamp is still readable on the blade. The bevel portion has graduations marked on it as well.

The collector, true to form, put a coat of his protective lacquer on it. It will wash off.   The tags indicates he bought it from Roger Smith in 1979 and that this was his 3959 tool out of over 15,000 that he cataloged in the tool collection he amassed.   Nice!!

Good + . . . . . .  $75.00        SOLD!!







Nelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Bevel w/ Ruler HandleNelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Bevel w/ Ruler Handle  Early & Unusual.  Note the ruler handle, and the brass plaque on the back side.  The blade is nearly 14".

Good . . . . . . $30.00     SOLD!!






St. Johnsbury Rosewood Infill Bevel w/ 15 Blade15" St. Johnsbury Brass Body Rosewood Infill Bevel  With a 15" blade, this is the largest size bevel St. Johnsbury Tool Co. made and is quite hard to find.  The patent for this bevel was granted on June 14 1870 to Isaiah J. Robinson.  I see no marks, but that is typical.  It was made and sold by the St. Johnsbury Tool Co. located in Vermont.  It has seen use but is in overall nice condition.  The workmanship of this companies tools is unsurpassed.  The brass body is approx. 9" long and the blade is 15" long.   A Super Piece!!

Fine . . . . . $795.00      SOLD!!





St. Johnsbury Rosewood Infil BevelSt. Johnsbury Rosewood Infill Bevel  The patent for this bevel was granted on June 14 1870 to Isaiah J. Robinson.  It was made and sold by the St. Johnsbury Tool Co. located in Vermont  The condition is second to none.  The workmanship of this companies tools is unsurpassed.  The brass body is 5 5/8" long and the blade is 9" long. A Super Piece!!

Fine . . . . . $295.00     SOLD!!





Sargent Steel Carpenters BevelSargent 8" Steel Carpenters Bevel  Much harder to find than similar Stanley versions. Marked with a patent.   Nickel loss but no rust or pitting.  Will be a fine user.  Nice!! 

Good  . . . . . .  $20.00         SOLD!!         







Southington Hold Fast Steel Carpenters BevelSouthington "Hold Fast" 10" Steel Carpenters Bevel  This Southington Hardware Co bevel sports a patented idea with its lever lock feature.  Much harder to find than Stanley or other maker bevels.   Will be a fine user.  Nice!!   

Good  . . . . . .  $35.00         SOLD!!         







Goodell Pratt 12 Inch Brass Bound Rosewood BeveGoodell Pratt 12" Brass Bound Rosewood Bevel  Nice enough.  The original owner lightly scratched his initials in the Rosewood body. That has been buffed out.  You can hardly see it now.  No rust or pitting, and good stamp.   Nice!!   

Good + . . . . . .  $65.00         SOLD!!         






Stanley # 225 12 Inch Double Blade BevelStanley # 225 12" Double Blade Bevel  These unusual 2 blade Stanley 225 bevels were only made for a few years and are hard to find. 

Good   . . . . . $95.00       SOLD!!






Star Tool Co. Patented Rosewood Handle BevelStar Tool Co. Patented Rosewood Handle Bevel  Very good overall condition!!  Patented  November 5 1867.    A hard to find bevel in this nice condition.  Nice!!

Good + . . . . . . . $35.00     SOLD!







Early & Unusual Angle DividerEarly & Unusual Angle Divider   The design looks a lot like a Langlai.  It is simply marked Pat Apld For on the main steel body. The locking lever on the back operates as it should, and i am not sure of the function of the sliding brass collar on the main body 

Good+   . . . . . . $225.00     SOLD!









Goodell Pratt Rosewood Infill BevelGoodell Pratt Rosewood Infill 8" Bevel  
This is a very hard to find bevel.  Goodell Pratt bought out St Johnsbury Tool Co, when they were at their peak and offered these for just a short period before they left the market.  Goodell Pratt was best known for their extensive line of quality drills and other small tools, and were trying to expand their market,.  Great idea, but either the depression, or Stanley ended those dreams and the rest is history..  A nice example in lightly used condition. 

Good+ . . . . . . $145.00     SOLD!






Johnsbury Patented BevelSt. Johnsbury Patented Bevel   Mr. I. J. Robinson of St. Johnsbury VT,  is known as the premier maker of bevels, squares and other measuring tools for the woodworking and machinist trades,  and pulled the patent for this design bevel on June 14th 1870.  There were none finer to be had during his day, and his line of tools remain today one of the favorites of the old tool collecting crowd.  This example has some light pitting on the 6" blade, but the 4" body and the rosewood infill are in super condition.  The name and patent info on the body are clear and strong.  A Mr. A. Young has carefully and tastefully stamped his name into the rosewood for an added nice touch.   A nice example.

Good+. . . . . . . .$395.00      SOLD




Smith Patent Combination Square / BevelSmith Patent Combination Square / Bevel  This is a pretty rare tool in the scheme of things.  Designed for roof framing and other associated tasks where more than one angle or bevel was needed at a time.  The patent info is on the handle, and the aluminum body is pretty nice noting one casting flaw on the bottom right.   

Good . . . . . . $295.00       SOLD







Goodell Pratt 10 Brass Body Rosewood Infill BevelGoodell Pratt 10" Brass Body Rosewood Infill Bevel   About as nice as one could ask for.  Note the fine detail construction in the last pic.  Good stamp.  Very nice!! 

Fine  . . . . . .  $150.00    SOLD!!







Disston Steel Carpenters BevelDisston 10" Steel Carpenters Bevel  Disston is not just well known, they are famous for their line of saws.  In addition to saws they also marketed a line of other carpenter and building related tools. Squares, levels and so forth.  All are much harder to find than similar Stanley versions.    This unusual bevel be a fine user or nice addition to the collection.  Nice!!   

Good + . . . . . .  $25.00      SOLD!!





Goodell Pratt Brass Bound Rosewood Infill BevelGoodell Pratt 6" Brass Bound Rosewood Infill Bevel  Goodell Pratt made and sold a quality line of tools.  They are most famous for their drill line, but the rest of what they offered was as well done.    No rust or pitting, good stamp, good wood. Will be a fine user.  Nice!!   

Good + . . . . . .  $60.00      SOLD!!







Antique Pre Stanley Hall & Knapp BevelHall & Knapp Bevel   A rare & early bevel in super condition.  This was produced before they merged with Stanley to form the Stanley Rule & Level Co. 

Fine   . . . . . $55.00      SOLD!!









Goodell Pratt Rosewood & Brass BevelGoodell Pratt   Brass Framed & Rosewood Fill Bevel  There is one small chip in the wood on the edge.  It will not affect use.  A beautiful tool in the style of St. Johnsbury of Vermont tools. 

Fine . . . . . $125.00     SOLD!







Calhoon Patent Square / Bevel Roofers Tool Calhoon Patent Square / Bevel Roofers Tool  This unusual patented roofers square / bevel, w/ level hails from MO and was patented in 1912.   It was slightly over engineered and the idea as presented never really caught on in its day.  I suppose that could be attributed to a variety of reasons besides how complicated it seems, and how many different scales there are.   It is a hard to find and odd piece.

Later the Swanson speed square was introduced using much of this squares ideas but utilizing the KISS design criteria, it was "new, novel, very popular, and .simple  It was touted as a new and wonderful invention.  It just goes to show that there really are no new ideas.  I'd be willing to bet Swanson made a lot more money also.

Fine  . . . . . . $250.00     SOLD!!




Disston 18 Rosewood BevelHenry Disston 18" Rosewood Bevel   This 18" Disston Bevel is a rare piece by Henry Disston, the famous and respected maker of Disston handsaws.  Besides saws Disston offered a few other tools like levels and bevels and they are all hard to find.  Especially the rarer and more unusual pieces like this, and especially in this nice condition.  Most Disston tools that are found are usually well worn from use.

Look at the condition of this extra large 18" rosewood bevel!!  It is near mint with a bold and clear stamp.  It was obviously never used and had been stored away for the better part of 100 years.  A super piece!!

Fine +  . . . . . . $150.00       SOLD!




Howard Patent Rosewood BevelHoward Patent Rosewood Bevel   This is in very nice condition.  Mr. Howard made a top of the line series of carpenters bevels, some with cast decorated bodies, some w/ levels incorporated into the body,  and this design must have been meant for the common working guy.  The patent info is boldly stamped into the body  It is a pretty unusual piece.  

Fine  . . . . . . $95.00      SOLD!






1873 Patent Brass & Walnut Bevel1873 Patent Larrison / Leigh  Combination Bevel / Level w/ Graduated Brass Blade   I have never had or seen this unusual patented combination bevel / level before.  I found one reference in a price guide to a damaged one selling for close to 1000 in a well known tool auction a few years back.  There was no maker info or anything else listed in the description.  Just that it was unusual.

The condition of this example is exceptional.    The only similar combination bevel / square I could find for this date is different in some aspects, and correct in others.  I believe it is the correct patent and that they modified it to be easier to make and use.  The patent number is 160106 and it was granted to a J. L. Larrison, and H. Leigh who lived in NY and PA pretty close to each other.  Very unusual!!  Opportunity knocks!!

Fine  . . . . . . $900.00      SOLD!!




No. 47 Starrett 12 Carpenters Layout BevelNo. 47 Starrett 12" Carpenters Layout Bevel     This is unmarked as to #, but that is what it is.  An unusual size. 

Good  . . . . $25.00        SOLD!!







Stanley Sweetheart Era # 25 12 BevelStanley Rosewood & Brass # 25 12" Bevel Sweetheart Era Tough size to find, especially in this nice condition. 

Fine  . . . . . $40.00       SOLD!!








Stanley Rosewood & Brass # 25 12 Bevel Sweetheart EraStanley Rosewood & Brass # 25 12" Bevel Sweetheart Era Tough size to find, especially in this nice condition. Decal handle.   A good user.   Nice!!

Good . . . . . $35.00       SOLD!!







Stanley # 25 8 BevelStanley Rosewood & Brass # 25 8" Bevel As nice as they come.

Good + . . . . . $20.00       SOLD!!




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