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 Antique Wooden Levels

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This is just a sample of the many antique levels & tools we have sold.
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Special Note Concerning Prices Seen Below:
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.
On other pieces you will see no price, or a price range, with or without an explanation.  The reasons for that are discussed on the FAQ page.

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Stratton Brothers #10 10 Rosewood Brass Bound Plumb & LevelStratton Brothers 10" Rosewood Brass Bound Plumb & Level    Both vials are good. It has the 1870 patent date and name on the top plate.   Nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $150.00      SOLD!!





Disston 18 Inch Brass Bound Mahogany LevelDisston 18" Brass Bound Mahogany Level  Very nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $60.00        SOLD!!





Mystery STANLEY Railroad Track  LevelMystery STANLEY Railroad Track Level   This is a great looking Walnut track level that was obviously a manufactured piece.  By who is the question.  I have seen or had other track levels that used parts obtained from known level makers, but this one is a bit different.  It is very similar to those marked Verona Tool Works.

The adjustable rule at one end makes one think typical track level / grade finder for railroad track.  The other end has several different reference points, for different size or style tracks? Not sure why. The parts are made of nickel plated cast brass.  The top plate is marked Stanley with a faint sweetheart logo.  There is also a patent date of 11 - 11 - 24 on the plate which covers adjustable vial found below the plate.  The patent was granted to a Harris J. Cook who held several other tool related patents which were all assigned to Stanley Works. The patent is illustrated and discussed at the site  https://www.datamp.org/patents/displayPatent.php?id=12552   The info found there states there are no known examples or that the idea is not known to have been produced.  It looks vaguely familiar to me, but I did not find other examples when looking about.
  

Good + . . . . . $75.00      SOLD!!





Stanley Sweetheart Era # 98 12 Brass Bound Rosewood LevelStanley Sweetheart Era # 98 12" Brass Bound Rosewood Level  This is a great looking brass bound Rosewood level. It has been cleaned and coated with the collectors trademark coating of clear lacquer.  It did not need it, but he did it anyway. 

Good + . . . . . $195.00      SOLD!!






Stratton Brothers 8 Rosewood Plumb & LevelStratton Brothers #10 8" Rosewood Brass Bound Plumb & Level  The top bubble looks to have been replaced.  It has not been refinished or otherwise fiddled with.  Nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $150.00     SOLD!!





Stratton Brothers #1 Brass Bound 26 Mahogany LevelStratton Brothers #1 Brass Bound 26" Mahogany Level   Nice overall condition. Typical & normal tool box dings. 

Good +  . . . . . . $55.00     SOLD!!








Railroad Inclinometer Level2 Railroad Track Inclinometer Levels  This style level was used to lay and maintain railroad track.  They are approx. 60" long and designed to lay across the track as they were being laid or repaired.

Both levels hail from Shelbyville IL but from different companies.  The lighter color and better condition one in front  has a tag that indicates it was made by Oliver. This is the same Oliver that made tractors and other farm equipment.  The one in the back has a tag that says Tallman Manufacturing Co.  A little Google research turned up the fact that Oliver bought out Tallman so there is a connection.  Both operate on the same principle with an adjustable arm to determine pitch on one end. 

Front /  Oliver Fine . . . . . $125.00     SOLD!!

Back / Tallman  Good . . . . . $75.00     SOLD!!






Akron Spirit Level Co Eclipse LevelAkron Spirit Level Co 12" Eclipse Level   You see larger versions of this make level all the time. It is clearly stamped Baker McMillen Co. Akron, Ohio, Pat. Pend on the top.  This style / make level was granted a patent on 12/20/04.  We can assume it dates from before that.  The body has a stamp that says 06, or 90   I have never had or seen one this small, or this nice.  Unusual & Nice!! 

Fine . . . . . $95.00   SOLD!!







26 Inch Mahogany Adjustable Plumb & Level26" Mahogany Adjustable Plumb & Level  This unusual level is unmarked as to maker.  It has very distinctive vial covers on the adjustable plumb and level ports.  They are an unusual diamond hatch design with beaded edge!  The overall condition is good.

Good . . . . . $165.00     SOLD!!








#10 Stratton Brothers 6" Brass Bound Rosewood Level6" Stratton Brothers #10 Brass Bound Rosewood Level  This is one of the hardest to find of all the levels that Stratton Brothers put out.  The bubbles are good and appear to be original.  With a simple refinishing this level could be made to look like a million dollars, or leave it as is with its   dents and dings, it will still display very nicely!

Good . . . . .$495.00           SOLD






Stratton Brothers #10 12" Brass Bound Rosewood LevelStratton Brothers #10 12" Brass Bound Rosewood Level  This is a super nice 12"  level that Stratton Brothers put out.  The bubbles are good and appear to be original.   

Good . . . . .$195.00         SOLD






Disston 12" Brass Bound Mahogany LevelDisston 12" Brass Bound Mahogany Level This is a very unusual size and configuration level by a company much better known for their saws and other cutting tools than the marketing and manufacture of levels.  It is in overall great condition, and if a fellow knew how to rehab the lacquer finish without calling it refinished this would be a real gem, as that is where the majority of wear is , just in the finish.  The edges and the details in the handy flutes are still crisp and nearly wear free.  It is very nice right now, just the way it is, or if your good at this sort of thing, it could become a real standout for the collection.

Good . . . . .$125.00       SOLD






Stephens & Co. # 36 Architects Inclinometer Rule w/ BevelStephens & Co. # 36 Architects Inclinometer Rule w/ Bevel This unusual rule predates Stephens involvement with Chapin.  The blade doubles as a square or bevel, and with the level in the top leg one can figure things like grades or roof lines and the like.  The overall condition is nice!!

Good + . . . . . $145.00     SOLD!!







Chapin Stevens #036 Rule Level Bevel Architects Combination Rule / ToolChapin Stevens #036 Rule Level Bevel Architects Combination Rule / Tool This rule was designed to perform a host of functions related to the architectural and building fields.  It is one of the most complex and graphic rules that was ever produced in America.   This example is in super condition while noting that the previous owner has carefully stamped his initials A H into one side between the 10 and 11 mark.  The level bubble is good and the steel bevel arm has just some minor staining.  It is in collector condition,  with tight joints,  very clean and ready to be displayed on your shelf.

Good . . . . . $225.00            SOLD




5 Brass Bound Mahogany & Rosewood Levels  4 of these are Stratton Bros.  The second small frame ones is marked 11 1/2 a number I have not seen before.  The other is a #10.  The front short frame is a Disston that was likely made by Stratton.  All of these are pretty nice.  Tow of these have price tags on them indicating the collector paid me 100 each for them close to 20 years ago.  When you think about that and listen to them say there is no inflation you could believe it, but then you think it cost me 3 times the amount in fuel costs these days, and probably that much more for lunch as well, and weren't mechanic's only charging 40 / hour back then and 100 or so now. Tires for the truck were a bit over 100, and today they are close to $250.00 each.   No inflation - - - - -  only if your not playing or eating any more.  A good buy!! and at prices seen 20 years ago.

Good . . . . .$395.00    SOLD


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This is just a sample of the many antique levels & tools we have sold.
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Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com


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