Fine Tool Journal Here comes my RSS info 2021-09-22T23:12:28+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 7003-232 2021-05-03T13:21:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:21:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9831/7003-232 7003-232 STRATTON BROS. No. 1 level. Stratton's top of the line full sized brass-bound level; 26"; mahogany stock has significant wear but could be refinished. Mahogany examples of the No. 1 are rarer than the rosewood. Good 50-100 (CAL325) 7003-231 2021-05-03T13:22:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:22:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9830/7003-231 7003-231 AKRON ECLIPSE No. 5 1/2 level. Manufactured by BAKER MCMILLEN of Akron, OH.? 28" rosewood stock with only minor scratching; fully brass bound; all three glass-enclosed vials are good.? A very nice example of this uncommon and attractive level. One Mr. W.C. Fowler stamped his name repeatedly in the stock. Good+ 60-120 (CAL325) 7003-230 2021-05-03T13:23:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:23:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9829/7003-230 7003-230 STRATTON BROS. No. 10 machinist's level. Type 1 of Stratton Bros. signature brass-bound rosewood level with no sideviews or adjustment on the level vial and marked with just the original 1870 patent.? This is the 6-1/2" version, which didn't have a plumb vial.? The brass is very tarnished but could be polished if you desire; looks like someone already did a little polishing. Also, the bubble is too large, indicating a hairline crack and loss of fluid. Good 80-150 (CAL330) 7003-229 2021-05-03T13:24:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:24:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9828/7003-229 7003-229 DUNLAP "3-Way" plumb and level. One of the level assemblies made to be attached to a wooden stock; this one was marketed by Sears Roebuck. Brass and 6" x 3"; this one is shiny and brand new. Fine 80-150 (CAL336) 7003-228 2021-05-03T13:25:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:25:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9827/7003-228 7003-228 BRASS INCLINOMETER. Unmarked, 4-1/4" square, precision level, well made. Fine 80-150 (CAL?) 7003-227 2021-05-03T13:26:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:26:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9826/7003-227 7003-227 STANLEY No. 13 cast iron level. Shortest of the three levels Stanley produced based on William Nicholson's 1860 patent.? Japanning nearly complete, good brass medallions. Fine 80-150 (CAL093) 7003-226 2021-05-03T13:27:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:27:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9825/7003-226 7003-226 Lot of four wooden levels. 24" BEDORTHA BROS., with "Chromex" trademarked glass; a 30" STANLEY No. 4; a 30" STANLEY No. 3; and a 28" DISSTON MORSS with Morss's 1878 patent. All brass-tipped with a single plumb. All in good used condition with original vials; the D M has a user name carved in the side and what looks like varnish on the brass; the Bedortha Bros. looks like the metal may have been painted. Good better 100-200 (CAL326,327,329,331) 7003-225 2021-05-03T13:28:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:28:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9774/7003-225 7003-225 Lot of two L.S. STARRETT levels. Near mint example of No. 133B engineers and plumber's level, the 15" version of Starrett's classic inclinometer,? early type marked "Pat'd Apl'd For" with only minor damage to japanning. Starrett is still making these and you can buy a brand new one for around $400. Plus a 12" example of the No. 132 bench level, vial possibly replaced but otherwise near fine. Good+ 120-240 (CAL094) 7003-224 2021-05-03T13:29:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:29:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9773/7003-224 * 7003-224 MILLERS FALLS No. 25 level. 18", Type 2 with top mounted vial, one plumb vial broken (and holder chipped), has been given a coat of silver paint. Good- 20-40 (CVR048) 7003-196 2021-05-03T13:57:00+01:00 2021-05-03T13:57:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9695/7003-196 7003-196 Lot of three levels. A STANLEY No. 36, 18" long with good japanning and wet vials. And two by STARRETT, including a 10" inclinometer that looks like the 700EU with one plumb vial screw missing and the vial is dry but other two vials wet, and 12" machinist bench vial with all three vials wet, japanning good. Good- better 40-80 (CWL207) 7003-189 2021-05-03T14:04:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:04:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9688/7003-189 7003-189 ESKILSTUNA aluminum inclinometer IOB. Minty clean 20-1/2" long level with three vials with Eskilstuna on one side and Ax Ridderstrom on other side. Inside original pasteboard box with split seams, sticker on it states the level was received at the World Trade Conference on March 31 April 1, 1948. Good+ 30-60 (UNK) 7003-188 2021-05-03T14:05:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:05:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9687/7003-188 7003-188 STARRETT machinist bench level. 6" size, good vial, japanning 80%, some rust on bottom of base. Good 30-60 (MAG212) 7003-186 2021-05-03T14:07:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:07:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9685/7003-186 7003-186 L.S. STARRETT bench level. 6" base, original vial in rotating protector. Good+ 30-60 (JCI580) 7003-185 2021-05-03T14:08:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:08:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9684/7003-185 7003-185 Lot of two English bench levels. A pocket level by E. PRESTON SONS, brass body and top, 3" long. And an unmarked example with a green vial in a brass tube mounted on a brass base, 4-1/4"; both super clean. Fine 60-120 (PLH2501,2511) 7003-184 2021-05-03T14:09:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:09:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9683/7003-184 7003-184 User made bench level. 12" cast iron long with heavy brass vial cover. It has "MS Co." and "M1692" cast into the top rail; don't know what the 1692 refers to but it can't be the year made. A fair amount of cleanable surface rust. Good+ 50-100 (PLH2616) 7003-183 2021-05-03T14:10:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:10:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9682/7003-183 * 7003-183 L.S. STARRETT No. 132 bench level. Type 2 with top mounted vial, 9" length, shafting groove, all vials wet. Good+ 20-40 (ASY176) 7003-182 2021-05-03T14:11:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:11:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9681/7003-182 7003-182 A. MATHIESON SON No. 56C inclinometer. One of Mathieson's rarest levels, 12" rosewood body with adjustable vial on a brass dial and pointer. Unfortunately the condition isn't great; it has a number of paint spatters and two holes in the body and the vial is probably replaced. Good 60-120 (PLH2470) 7003-181 2021-05-03T14:12:00+01:00 2021-05-03T14:12:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9680/7003-181 * 7003-181 Bench level. Central section cut out of a DAVIS LEVEL TOOL carpenter's level, Type 3 with brass plates, original vial, neatly done. Good+ 20-40 (CVR051) 7003-033 2021-05-03T16:40:00+01:00 2021-05-03T16:40:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9507/7003-033 7003-033 J. RABONE SONS combination rule and level. 9" boxwood rule with level vial in brass surround and plumb vial. Marked "Patent No. 22017." A couple of small stains. Good+ 100-200 (CAL352) 7003-032 2021-05-03T16:41:00+01:00 2021-05-03T16:41:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9506/7003-032 7003-032 Lot of two STANLEY No. 36 machinist's levels. The workhorse of the Stanley machinist level line for almost 100 years, the No. 36 went through a number of designs. This lot includes a 12" nickel plated version with the semi-circular vial cutouts and shafting groove and a 24" japanned version with open frame, black sheet metal vial protector on level vial and brass protectors on plumb vials. Both dead mint. Fine 100-200 (CAL) 7003-031 2021-05-03T16:42:00+01:00 2021-05-03T16:42:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9505/7003-031 7003-031 Precision German inclinometer. 4-1/2" by 4-1/2" triangular brass frame with rotating precision level, includes a key for fine adjustment. No name, but marked "The vernier gives sixteenth parts of a degree" in German. In its original wooden case. Fine 100-200 (CAL035) 7003-030 2021-05-03T16:43:00+01:00 2021-05-03T16:43:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9504/7003-030 7003-030 L.S. STARRETT No. 132 bench level IOB. 6" example of later version with top mounted level vial; dead mint. Box is tattered with top in pieces with the label on the end detached but present. Fine 80-150 (CAL023) 7003-029 2021-05-03T16:44:00+01:00 2021-05-03T16:44:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9503/7003-029 7003-029 DISSTON MORSS No. 112 level with decorative side views. 30" nonadjustable level with laminated mahogany stock. These levels with their elaborate engraved brass sideviews were produced by D M early in the company's history and are rare; this is the second, less elaborate, version. Fine 200-400 (CAL322) 7003-028 2021-05-03T16:45:00+01:00 2021-05-03T16:45:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9502/7003-028 7003-028 STANLEY No. 36G machinists level IOB. The workhorse of the Stanley machinist level line for almost 100 years, it went through a number of designs and is common as dirt, but not in this condition.? This is the 12" model and is absolutely dead mint. The box is basically a sleeve, with no ends or labels, and is pretty ragged.? Fine 60-120 (CBM753) 7003-027 2021-05-03T16:46:00+01:00 2021-05-03T16:46:00+01:00 /current-auction/viewbids/9501/7003-027 7003-027 DAVIS COOK No. 1 level. 26" rosewood stock, first type of vial assembly based on Cook's original 1887 patent, and marked with patent information on top cover, vial assemblies very clean. These early D C wooden levels are uncommon, and this is a nice one. Fine 150-250 (FSM009)