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Misc. Antique Metal Levels

Past Sales Archive

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Fitchburg Webb Patent Cast Iron LevelFitchburg - Webb Patent 6" Cast Iron Level  An unusual and hard to find 6" cast iron level.   Stamped with patent Dec. 7, 1886 info on the top rail.  Most of these levels that are found are unmarked and for a long time were hard to identify.  No issues. No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage. Super nice condition.

Fine  . . . . . $175.00        SOLD!!








itchburg - Webb Patent Cast Iron LevelFitchburg - Webb Patent 9" Cast Iron Level   A hard to find level in nice overall condition.  

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









Fitchburg - Webb Patent 18 Inch Cast Iron Level Fitchburg - Webb Patent 18" Cast Iron Level  A very nice 18" cast iron level.  Good vials.  No damage, original finish.

Good +. . . . . $125.00        SOLD!!







Springfield Level & Tool Co. 18 Inch Cast Iron LevelSpringfield Level & Tool Co. 18" Cast Iron Level   A hard to find level in nice overall condition.  The name is seen on the top plate. 3 good vials, and no cracks breaks or damage.  Original paint.   Pleasing cut-out design / pattern.  Nice!!  

Good + . . . . . . $95.00     SOLD!!




Goodell Pratt Cast Iron Machinist Bench LevelGoodell Pratt Cast Iron 6" Machinist Bench Level  Top plate is pitted.  Note the plumb vials on this one are to the outside, and as one would expect, unlike the other two listed above.   Nice!!

Good  . . . . . . $20.00       SOLD!!









Whitticase Inclinometer LevelWhitticase Inclinometer Level   Here is an interesting and seldom seen inclinometer level.  It is English and dates from the 1950s or so.  It is made of Aluminum and is 9" long.  To adjust the instructions simply state the user is to push on the center tapered portion w/ vial till it loosens and then turn to adjust.   There are no screws, locks or the like, just friction  It is a precision fit.  Took me a while to figure out, but there is one pictured on the internet with its instructions, beyond that not much more.  Different & Nice!!

Fine . . . . . $75.00       SOLD!!









Auto-Lite 1918 No. 443 Hooded Brass LevelAuto-Lite 1918 No. 443 Hooded Brass Level  Very nice condition.

Fine . . . . . $40.00        SOLD!!









Rollis 7 Inch Patented Dec 22 1896 LevelRollis 7 Inch Patented Dec 22 1896 Steel I Beam Level  Very nice overall condition. The patent was granted to a W. M.  Morton of New Haven CT. on December 22 1896.  The number is 573682A.  It comes up with a Google search.  The patent is based on the steel I beam design with adjustable brass level vials.  It was produced by the Rollis Hardware Co. of NY.  There are few other examples or info to be found.

Fine . . . . . $95.00        SOLD!!







Stanley 14 Inch #13 Nicholson's Patent LevelStanley 14 Inch #13 Nicholson's Patent Level   Marked Stanley on the top plate, and with Nicholson Patent info on the top and bottom disc over the plumb vial.  Note the slot in the bottom frame to allow for viewing the bubble from the bottom when held overhead.  Super condition.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  Very Nice.

Fine . . . . . $120.00      SOLD!!





6 Inch Cast Iron Machinist Level6" Cast Iron Machinist Level  This small cast iron level has the same pattern as the Williamsburg above but is unmarked.  It could be by several makers.  Very Nice!!

Fine. . . . . $75.00       SOLD!!








Standard Tool Co Athol Mass 6 Inch Pitch LevelStandard Tool Co. Athol Mass 6 Inch Pitch Level  On one end is a sliding bar w/ V groove that one could adjust to find the pitch of piping or other.  An unusual feature on a 6" level.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  No issues. Nice overall condition noting some finish loss.

Good  . . . . . $95.00        SOLD!!







C. E. Jennings Cast Iron Machinist Level C. E. Jennings 6" Cast Iron Machinist Level  An unusual  6" cast iron level.  Good vials.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  Super condition.  

Fine . . . . . $85.00       SOLD!!







Williamsburg Mfg. Co. 6 Inch Cast Iron Machinist LevelWilliamsburg Mfg. Co. 6 Inch Cast Iron Machinist Level Marked with name Williamsburg and Mass. location on top plate.  As nice as one could ask for.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  Very Nice.

Good + . . . . . $150.00    SOLD!!








L. S. Starrett Co. Athol Mass Cast Iron Machinist Level L. S. Starrett Co. Athol Mass 6" Cast Iron Machinist Level  Light rust that will clean. No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  Some paint loss.

Good  . . . . . $15.00     SOLD!!







Starrett No. 132 Level in Original BoxStarrett No. 132 6"  Level in Original Box      Very Nice!!

Fine. . . .  $45.00    SOLD!!









Springfield Level & Tool Co. 6 Inch Antique Cast Iron Machinist LevelSpringfield Level & Tool Co. 6" Cast Iron Machinist Level  A nice 6" cast iron level by a little known and seldom seen maker.   Good vials.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  In his book on New England Levels and their makers Don Rosebrook has a history of who made what, for who, and when that sorts out the whys of all these similar looking machinist levels.

Good + . . . . . $95.00    SOLD!!







Millers Falls Cast Iron Machinist LevelMillers Falls 6" Cast Iron Machinist Level  Little finish remains.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.

Good . . . . . $35.00    SOLD!!











Warren Knight No. 203 Clinometer / Inclinometer - Cast Iron LevelWarren Knight No. 203 Clinometer / Inclinometer - Cast Iron Level  Nice condition.  Both vials are good.  The arm locks in at any angle desired.    A nice example of a hard to find tool.   

Fine . . . . . $60.00      SOLD!!








Chapin Stevens Vogel Patent Aluminum LevelChapin Stephens Vogel Patent 24" Aluminum Level   An odd ball level dating from the teens / twenties using aluminum before its use making tools had become widespread.  Stanley made a version of this level based on Vogel's patents after they bought out Chapin-Stephens. Versions can be found marked just Vogel, Chapin Stevens, and Stanley.  All versions are hard to find especially in this nice condition.  This one is marked with 4 different dates from the teens / twenties. (see last pic)

Fine . . . . . $65.00         SOLD!!







Cast Iron Mystery Plumb & LevelCast Iron Mystery Plumb & Level  Obviously manufactured, but by who?  It is just under 10" long and stands 5" tall.  Much taller than one would think or expect.  Not marked anywhere.  You can still see the milling marks on the 1 1/2 wide rails.  Both bubbles are good.  Very nice and different for sure!! 

Good + . . . . . $295.00     SOLD!!






Bebe Patented Cast Iron Lighted LevelBede Patent Mining Level    This is a nice level, noting the bulb is missing.  As if it was never there.  I have heard that most are found this way without the light hooked up and that they are assembled afterward to make them right.

Good . . . . .  $895.00        SOLD





Davis & Cook "Pin Wheel" LevelDavis & Cook 12" Cast Iron "Pin Wheel" Level    This is a rare design for a metal level. The came in several sizes and also aluminum I believe. 

Good . . . . .  $795.00       SOLD





Davis & Cook 24" Aluminum Level Davis & Cook 24" Aluminum Level  This unusual level is in very nice condition.  The rings around the adjustable vials have all the important info giving the Manufacturer as Davis & Cook of Watertown N.Y. and the Patent date of Oct 20th 1903.  This was one of the first tools or levels that was produced from Aluminum and is quite unusual for this and it's unique design and decorative finish.  Seldom seen and rarely offered for sale, it is a good one!

Good . . . . .$495.00   SOLD





Stratton Brothers 6" Machinist Level Stratton Brothers 6" Machinist Level This is a rare example of a very hard to find level that Stratton Brothers produced during their heyday in the late 19th century.  The bubble is good and appear to be original.  There is some nickel loss as can be seen in the Pic, but the design is still sharp and nice.  Only the 3rd one I have ever seen.

Good . . . . $395.00         SOLD






C. E. Jennings 12" Cast Iron Level C. E. Jennings 12" Cast Iron Level  This interesting and unusual level is nearly as graphic as those made under the Davis Patent, and well could have been made by them for Jennings.  This example still sports approx. 80% or so of it black japanned finish.  The bubbles are all good and appear to be original.  There is no damage to the webbing, or chips at the ends or corners as is often the case.  There is one small casting flaw in the top rail, but this is factory.  An interesting note about this level is that it appears that the main vial is adjustable as there are 4 screws at the bottom under the main vial, and there is a cradle affair that this vial sets in.   I would imagine that this indicates an adjustable feature that the more typical Davis levels lack.

Good . . . . .$125.00       SOLD






Wm. T. Nicholson 1860 Patent #13 Cast Iron LevelWm. T. Nicholson 1860 Patent #13 Cast Iron Level This level is in nice condition and although it shows considerable wear and loss of finish it is none the less a hard level to find. With a careful cleaning it will be ready to take its place with the rest of your rare Stanley pieces.  The main vial may have been replaced and the plumb is good and original.  This style level has a peep hole in the base for overhead work.

Good . . . . .$125.00      SOLD







Keen Kutter KK # K624 Cast Iron 24" Level Cast iron levels by Keen Kutter are very difficult to find, and to find one in this condition is even harder.  Nearly all the black japanning is present.  There is no rust or pitting, and even the nickel on the vials is very nice.  There are no casting problems, chips or cracks.  It is just a well-made level in super condition from a very collectible maker.

Good . . . .225.00        SOLD




Goodell Pratt Cast Iron LevelGoodell Pratt Cast Iron Level    7" long.  All bubbles good.

Good + . . . . . $20.00          SOLD!







Goodell Pratt 12" Cast Iron Nickel Plated Bench Level in Original BoxGoodell Pratt 12" Cast Iron Nickel Plated Bench Level in Original Box  This is a very well made level and is in super overall condition.  Other than some minor corrosion and nickel loss to the upper bar is is very nice.  Another level not seen very often, and ready for the job or the shelf.  Nice.

Good . . . . . .$150.00        SOLD







Millers Falls 24" Cast Iron LevelMillers Falls 24" Cast Iron Level  They offered a fine level and they are distinctively different w/ the circle decoration motif they used in the casting.  The owner coated this w/ his special gloss to protect it from rusting.

Good . . . . . $40.00        SOLD!!





Starrett 6 Inch Cast Iron Machinist LevelStarrett 6" Cast Iron Machinist Level  This is an early Starrett level. The bubbles are full and there are no cracks or chips.   It does not have  lot of finish, but is otherwise nice.

Good  . . . . . $40.00            SOLD!!






Starrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist LevelStarrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist Level  Satin chrome finish. 2 good bubbles. Lots of original paint remains on this 12" Machinist  level.  Grooved bottom.  Very nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $95.00        SOLD!!







Starrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist LevelStarrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist Level  Satin Chrome finish.  Lots of original paint remains on this 12" Machinist  level.  3 good bubbles.  Grooved bottom.  Very nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $95.00      SOLD!!







Starrett No. 86 18 Inch Machinist LevelStarrett 98 - 18 18" Precision Machinist Level  Lots of original paint remains on this 18" Machinist  level. 3 Good bubbles.  Grooved bottom.  Initials etched into one side.  Otherwise very nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $140.00        SOLD!!





Starrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist LevelStarrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist Level  Original Box.  Chrome finish. 3 good bubbles.   Lots of original paint remains on this 12" Machinist  level.  Grooved bottom.  Very nice!! 

Fine . . . . . $125.00        SOLD!!











Starrett Cast Iron 12 LevelStarrett Cast Iron 12" Level   A nice condition vintage level by Starrett, America's best known Machinist Tool maker.  Still retains most of the original finish.  3 Good bubbles, No chips, cracks, breaks, or other damage.

Good + . . . . . $30.00      SOLD!!






Starrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist LevelStarrett 98 - 12  Precision Machinist Level  Lots of original paint remains on this 12" Machinist level.  Minor scuffs.  Original wooden box.  3 good bubbles.  Grooved bottom.  Very nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $125.00     SOLD!!







Starrett Cast Iron 9 LevelStarrett Cast Iron 9" Level   A nice condition vintage level by Starrett, America's best known Machinist Tool maker.  Still retains most of the original finish.  3 Good bubbles. No chips, cracks, breaks, or other damage. 

Fine . . . . . $40.00    SOLD!!







Starrett 6Inch Cast Iron Machinst Level.Starrett Cast Iron 6" Level   A nice condition vintage level by Starrett, America's best known Machinist Tool maker.  Still retains most of the original finish.  3 Good bubbles. No chips, cracks, breaks, or other damage. 

Fine . . . . . $35.00    SOLD!!







Starrett Cast Iron 24 LevelStarrett Cast Iron 24" Level  Like new! Very Nice!!

Fine  . . . . . . $55.00     SOLD!!








Starrett Cast Iron 18 LevelStarrett Cast Iron 18" Level   A nice condition vintage level by Starrett, America's best known Machinist Tool maker.  Some residue that will clean.  Still retains most of the original finish.  3 Good bubbles, No chips, cracks, breaks, or other damage.

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








C. E. Jennings 12 Inch Cast Iron Machinist LevelC. E. Jennings 12" Cast Iron Machinist Level  A nice 12" cast iron level that will clean to be even nicer.  Good vials.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  Note that the plumb vial holders are part of the casting and not separate tubes. 

Good + . . . . . $95.00       SOLD!!





Williamsburg Mfg. Co. 24 Inch Cast Iron LevelWilliamsburg Mfg. Co. 24 Inch Cast Iron Level  A nice looking level.  Marked with company name Williamsburg Mfg. Co. and Williamsburg Mass. location on main vial.   No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  One section over painted red as an ID I imagine.  Nice.

Good + . . . . . $75.00       SOLD!!









Fitchburg Cast Iron LevelFitchburg 12" Cast Iron Level   This is a pretty rare level.  They are almost always unmarked, but ads have been found for them and so we know it is called the Fitchburg, which was an outfit from MA.   The side plates are removable to make changing out the vials a bit easier. It has an interesting web design that is very distinctive.

Good  . . . . . .$225.00           SOLD!!






Fitchburg - Webb Patent 12 Inch Cast Iron LevellFitchburg - Webb Patent 12" Cast Iron Level   A hard to find level in nice overall condition.  Note that there is writing o the cover plate, but it was a weak casting. 

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









Fitchburg Cast Iron LevelFitchburg 18" Cast Iron Level   A well documented level with its distinctive design.  The level bubble is good, the two plumbs are both bad. An easy fix given the access port that is part of the design.

Good - . . . . . $30.00      SOLD!!








Fitchburg - Webb Patent 24 Inch Cast Iron LevelFitchburg - Webb Patent 24" Cast Iron Level  Looks great with lots of original japanning, but has a serious issue.  The top rail has a hairline crack.  There is no movement, but it is there.  

Good  . . . . . . $40.00      SOLD









J. Bagot Pocket LevelJ. Bagot Pocket Level  An early knockoff of the Sherman Patent. Label readable under the vial.  Nice!

Good +  . . . . . $25.00











Starrett Frictionless Patented Cast Iron Advertising Level"Frictionless" Patented Cast Iron Advertising Level by Starrett   This unusual nickel plated pocket level was most likely an advertising giveaway from the Frictionless Metal Co of Chattanooga TN. or Richmond VA.  It is under 3" long and has a good bubble.  The overall condition is good with just minor loss to the nickel.  It is marked on the top plate Starrett, and the bottom is marked "Frictionless along with Patented on the top left.   Different & Unusual. 

Good + . . . . . $75.00      SOLD!!





Brass Pocket Level for SquareBrass Pocket Level for Square   This level is all brass.  Top has nice decorative touches.  Unmarked but probably by Preston.     Very nice!!   

Fine  . . . . . $45.00    SOLD!!







Preston Brass Pocket LevelPreston Brass Pocket Level   This level is all brass.  Top has nice decorative touches. Marked Preston.  Very nice!!   

Fine  . . . . . $40.00    SOLD!!








The Ridgely Springfield Ohio Plumb & LevelThe Ridgely Springfield Ohio Plumb & Level  Ridgely is best known for their line of wall paper tools. I saw an ad with this style level claiming it could be used with any straight edge.  A hard to find level in nice overall condition.

Good + . . . . . . $40.00    SOLD!!






Sherman Cast Iron Pocket / Square LevelSherman Cast Iron Pocket / Square Level  This level is made to attach to a square blade or be used as is.  It is in nice condition.  The vial is original and the name and location can clearly be seen under the glass.

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






Cast Iron Pedestal Machinist Level4 Inch Cast Iron Pedestal Machinist Level  No maker marks.   An interesting and unusual design.  No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  Note the milling marks are still visible on the base.  Nice.

Good + . . . . . $125.00       SOLD!!










Precision Brass Bodied Machinist LevelPrecision Brass Bodied Machinist Level   A nicely made brass body precision level in its tin case. There is a maker mark / logo on the bottom of a crown with an arrow through it and the letters E - G on the sides.   An interesting instrument.     

Fine  . . . .  $65.00       SOLD!!








2 Pocket Levels2 Pocket Levels w/ Rule Blade Clamp Feature (Stanley 41)  Neither are marked.  One is solid brass.  Both are nice.

Fine . . . . . $30.00 Pair  or $20.00 Each          SOLD!











Brass Pocket Level for SquareBrass Pocket Level for Square   This level is all brass.  Top has nice decorative touches.  Unmarked but probably by Preston.     Very nice!! 

Fine  . . . . . $45.00    SOLD!!









Preston Brass Pocket LevelPreston Brass Pocket Level   This level is all brass.  Top has nice decorative touches. Marked Preston.     Very nice!!   

Fine  . . . . . $40.00    SOLD!!






Butler Taylor Co.  Pocket Level Plumb Protractor Inclinometer Rule Tool AttachmentButler Taylor Co. Pocket Level Plumb Protractor Inclinometer Rule Tool Attachment  An unusual rule attachment out of Ravenna Ohio.  Says Pat Appld For.  Looks to have spent most of its life in its box.   

Fine  . . . . . 175.00       SOLD!!




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