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Antique Davis Level & Tool Co.
Levels & Inclinometers

Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many antique levels & tools we have sold.
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Most prices seen reflect actual sale results from this website.
Prices seen span a long time and may not reflect current values.  Some are selling for more, many now sell for less.
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L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level InclinometerL. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level Inclinometer  Look at all the original gold striping and decoration.  Overall very nice condition.

Good + . . . . . $150.00    SOLD!!








L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level InclinometerL. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level Inclinometer  Repainted.  Looks great if that is your cup of tea.

Good + . . . . . $110.00    SOLD!!








Davis Level & Tool Co. 12 Inch Inclinometer LevelDavis Level & Tool Co. 12 Inch Inclinometer Level  As nice as the one above.  No cracks, chips breaks or corner damage.  No issues. Super condition.   Very nice condition.

Fine . . . . . $125.00    SOLD!!





Davis Level & Tool Co. TALL Frame 18 Inch Inclinometer LevelL. L. Davis TALL Frame 18 Inch "Adjustable Spirit Level" Inclinometer Level  Info on the front dial plate.  Two Patent Dates.   This has been cleaned and the japanning redone or enhanced.  Looks great.  

Good + . . . . . . $375.00    SOLD!!








M. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 24 Inch Offset Inclinometer LevelM. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 24 Inch Offset Inclinometer Level   Marked Davis Patent in the cast iron frame as well as with the M. W. Robinson Co. and Brooklyn NY location.  Some time around 1892 Davis sold the rights to manufacture to Robinson, and they continued the line of cast iron levels with some changes.  This style was made by both Davis and later by Robinson, but all had the inclinometer dial marked Davis Tool and Level Co as this one is marked. Some nickel loss.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  A nice example.

Fine . . . . . $295.00     SOLD!!





L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Inclinometer / LevelL. L. Davis Mantle Clock Inclinometer / Level  Look at all the original paint and decoration that remains on this 6" Davis inclinometer level. It looks to have been mounted on a board at one time given the countersunk holes at each end.   Otherwise very nice!! 

Good  . . . . . $125.00      SOLD!!








L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Inclinometer / LevelL. L. Davis Mantle Clock Inclinometer / Level  Lots of original paint remains on this 6" Davis inclinometer level. It looks to have been overcoated with a clear finish, and a couple of the screws look different from the norm, and each other.   Otherwise nice!!

Good + . . . . . $150.00      SOLD!!       







L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Inclinometer / LevelL. L. Davis Mantle Clock Inclinometer / Level   Lots of original paint remains on this 6" Davis inclinometer level.  Nice!! 

Good . . . . . $150.00     SOLD!!








Davis 12 Cast Iron Level / InclinometerDavis 12" Cast Iron Level / Inclinometer   A nice condition 12" Davis Inclinometer / level.  Still retains most of the original finish.  Good bubble, no chips, cracks, breaks, or other damage.

Good + . . . . . $145.00     SOLD!!







M. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 24 Inch Cast Iron LevelM. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 24 Inch Cast Iron Level   Marked Davis Patent in the cast iron frame as well as with the M. W. Robinson Co. and Brooklyn NY location.  Some time around 1892 Davis sold the rights to manufacture to Robinson, and they continued the line of cast iron levels with some changes.  A nice example.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage. Very nice overall condition.

Fine . . . . . $150.00     SOLD!!






L. L. Davis #38 LevelL. L. Davis #38 Level  Nice condition noting the owner F. E. Jackson stamped his name on the top plate. 

Good +  . . . . . $80.00        SOLD!!








Robinson / Davis Patent # 9 24 Cast Iron LevelM. W. Robinson / Davis Patent # 9 24" Cast Iron Level  Very nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $75.00        SOLD!!







Davis Cast Iron Level2 Davis Cast Iron Levels   All bubbles good.  On top is a marked 4" Japanned #38  No rust or pitting.  Very Nice!!  On the bottom is an unmarked 37 1/2 with attachment point to mount it to a square blade.  It to is nice.  The tag indicates it was bought from Dave Paling in 1982, a long gone well known CA dealer back in the day

Fine . . . . . $95.00 / Choice    SOLD!!







L. L. Davis # 38 Pocket Machinist LevelL. L. Davis # 38 Pocket Machinist Level  Davis offered this size level either japanned or polished.  This polished example is in fine condition and has never been fiddled with.  Very nice!!

Good + . . . . . $195.00      SOLD!!





Davis Level & Tool Co. Marked #37 1/2 Pocket Level Davis Level & Tool Co. Marked #37 1/2 Pocket Level This level is clearly marked with both the size and the Davis L. T. & Co. round logo.  It is in super condition even though there is not a whole lot of japanning left.  Like the unmarked example below this one measures 3 1/2" long.

Good . . . . . .$245.00         SOLD





Davis Patent MRS 6 Cast Iron LevelDavis Patent MWR Co.  6" Cast Iron Level  The paint is original, and it has been nicely cleaned.   The bubbles are all good, and look to be original.  A nice little 6" cast iron level that will display very well.

Good +. . . . .$75.00        SOLD!






Davis Pedestal LevelDavis 4" Pedestal Level  As is typical it is unmarked.  Nice condition noting nickel loss.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.

Good . . . . . $75.00    SOLD!!









antique levelM. W. Robinson / Davis Patent # 9 6" Cast Iron Level   All bubbles good.  The original japanning is 90% or so and has been over coated as was the collectors habit.  No rust or pitting. Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $125.00        SOLD!!







The Davis Level & Tool Co. Cast Iron LevelThe Davis Level & Tool Co. 12" Cast Iron Level  Cleaned & buffed up. Original paint.  Same basic configuration as above with polished vials. The adjuster screws for the 2 plumb vials are gone on one rail and the holes filled w/ putty.   Displays nicely.

Good  . . . . . . $65.00      SOLD!!






M. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 18 Cast Iron LevelM. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 18" Cast Iron Level  M. W. R. was the last company to produce the Davis line of Patented Levels.  Much research has been done on Davis Levels, the timing of different markings, and other info.  Most is readily available online or in print.  The M. W. R. name, where the R stands for Robinson, and Davis Pat are part of the casting below the main vial. Nice overall condition.

Good + . . . . . . $95.00      SOLD!!





Davis 12 Cast Iron Level / InclinometerDavis 24" Cast Iron Level / Inclinometer  One corner chip.  Good vial, pointer, etc.

Good -  . . . . .$295.00         SOLD!!






Davis Level & Tool Co. 18" Cast Iron Inclinometer Level Davis Level & Tool Co. 18" Cast Iron Inclinometer Level    This is a nice level. The patina on the brass portion is super and it has never been cleaned, nor needed it.  The bubble is good as well.  

Good . . . . . .$225.00         SOLD




Davis 18 Inch / Tall Frame Cast Iron Level / InclinometerDavis 18" Tall Frame Cast Iron Level / Inclinometer  The condition of this tall frame level is superb.  It is not often you can find these with this much of the gold highlighting still here.  The webbing is all good, and the vial full.  There is one small flea bite on the corner end as shown in the pics that is hardly noticeable.  It is more like  bump.  There is 95% or better of the original japanning and most of the gold.   A very nice and hard to find level.

Fine . . . . .$395.00         SOLD!!



Davis 12" Cast Iron Inclinometer Level Davis 12" Cast Iron Inclinometer Level    This is a nice level, noting there has been some paint loss. All of its corners are nice and the pointer is here.  I had to take it apart and give it a light clean as it had froze up, but it is all operational now.  If you can get over the paint loss, you will like it.  The patina on the brass portion is super, and it has never been cleaned, nor needed it.  The bubble is good as well.  

Good . . . . . .$225.00        SOLD




Patented Inclinmeter Davis Level2 Davis Levels



L. L. Davis 18" Tall Frame Inclinometer Level  This level has 80-90% of its original black japanned finish.  You can see traces of the gold highlighting at the cove areas where the web meets the rail.  It is in as nice condition as one could ask for. 

Good . . . . . $295.00            SOLD



Davis Patent M. W. Robinson 18"  Cast Iron Level  This level has a great look, and is in nice condition.

Good . . . . . .$175.00     SOLD




2 Davis Cast Iron Levels2 Davis Levels

L. L. Davis 24" Tall Frame Inclinometer Level  This level has 80-90% of its original black japanned finish.  You can see traces of the gold highlighting at the cove areas where the web meets the rail.  It is in as nice condition as one could ask for. 

Top . . . . Good . . . . .$395.00       SOLD

Davis Patent M. W. Robinson 24"  #49 Cast Iron Level w/ Inclinometer This unusual level / inclinometer has a great look, and is in nice condition.

Bottom . . . . . Good . . . . .$495.00          SOLD



Davis #14 Mahogany Inclinometer LevelL. L. Davis #14 30" Mahogany Inclinometer Level w/ Plumb & Level Vials  This Patented #14 L. L. Davis mahogany inclinometer level has a plumb and level vial.  making it a very hard to find variation of this style level.  Davis is mostly famous for their line of metal inclinometer levels, and only producee far harder to find.  The overall condition is super and the patina on the brass parts is even and original.  This level appears to hahe additional plumb and level vials are far harder to find.  The overall condition is super and the patina on the brass parts is even and original.  This level appears to have never really been used and has just some minor dings along the rail edges and a few stray scratches.  The plumb vial has lost some liquid is a bit oversized as well.  The patent info and Davis name are bold and show no sign of wear.  There is a second patent on the inclinometer dial. The screws are original and the pointer is as well.  This level will be near mint with just a light cleaning, and  we are going to leave that to the new owner to do to his own tastes.  A rare level in exceptional condition that will be a highlight to the collection. 

Fine . . . . . .$795.00        SOLD!




L. L. Davis 18" Tall Frame Inclinometer LevelL. L. Davis 18" Tall Frame Inclinometer Level  This tall frame L. L. Davis Inclinometer level has a small blemish on the top rail.   There is approx 80% of the original japanning, and just traces of gold highlighting.  There are no breaks or cracks in the filigree and the inclinometer works as it should and the screws and pointer are nice and original.  A nice level in a hard to find size.

Good . . . . . .$395.00       SOLD!!



L. L. Davis 18" Tall Frame Inclinometer LevelL. L. Davis 24" Tall Frame Inclinometer Level  This tall frame L. L. Davis Inclinometer level is nice.   There is approx 80% of the original japanning, and just traces of gold highlighting.  There are no breaks or cracks in the filigree and the inclinometer works as it should and the screws and pointer are nice and original.  A nice level in a hard to find size.  

Fine . . . . . .$495.00               SOLD!!




Davis #14 Mahogany Inclinometer LevelL. L. Davis #14 30" Mahogany Inclinometer Level w/ Plumb & Level Vials  This Patented #14 L. L. Davis mahogany level has an inclinometer  and plumb and level via making it a very hard to find variation of this style level.  Davis is mostly famous for their line of metal inclinometer levels, and only produced the wooden versions for a short period of time.  The typical version found has just a central inclinometer in the center, and these with the additional plumb and level vials are far harder to find.  The overall condition is super and the patina on the brass parts is even and original.  This level appears to have never really been used and has just some minor dings along the rail edges and a few stray scratches.  The plumb vial has lost some liquid is a bit oversized as well.  The patent info and Davis name are bold and show no sign of wear.  There is a second patent on the inclinometer dial. The screws are original and the pointer is as well.  This level will be near mint with just a light cleaning, and  we are going to leave that to the new owner to do to his own tastes.  A rare level in exceptional condition that will be a highlight to the collection.

Fine . . . . . .$795.00         SOLD!




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This is just a sample of the many antique levels & tools we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antique Tools Contact Us.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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