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Antique & Collectible
Levels & Inclinometers
by Stanley / Davis / Stratton & Others


Stanley Wood & Metal Levels
& Inclinometers 


Stanley 42- 320 Level EAIA 50 Year CommemorativeStanley 42- 320 Level EAIA 50 Year Commemorative An unusual piece.  Like new! The EAIA medallion is shown in the last pic.  How many could they have made?  Different!!

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Fine  . . . . . . $75.00

RB-S320-LVL

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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. 

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Good + . . . . . $225.00 

CYN-98-12LVL

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Stanley  24  LevelStanley # 02 25 1/2"  Level   This is stamped with an early logo.  The bubbles are OK.  The wood is very heavy and dense.  I assume it is Mahogany.  It has a large hang hole to help you with any storage ideas.

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Good  . . . . . $20.00

CYN-SLVL-HH

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7 Stanley Levels7 Stanley Levels   All bubbles good.   No rust or pitting.  Very Nice!!

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CYN-S-LVL-4               CYN-S-LVL-5              CYN-S-LVL-6            CYN-S-LVL-7

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Fine . . . . . $35.00        SOLD!!

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Davis Levels & Inclinometers 



L. L. Davis 15 Salesman Sample / Display Model #6 Mahogany Level15" L. L. Davis Salesman Sample / Display Model #6  Mahogany Level  This is a rare level!!  It is markedL. L. Davis Salesman Sample / Display Model #6 15 Inch Mahogany Level #6 and is 15" long.  The back side is factory cut away to show the prospective customer or tool buyer how L. L. Davis was going the extra mile in the design of the vial holders offered in their line of wooden levels.  The top plate is marked with the patent date of  March 17 1867.   One of the brass end plates is marked with the model # 6.  The overall condition is very nice with a few stray scratches in the original finish.  There are remains of the original paper label, but it is not readable.    Different RARE & Nice!!

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Fine . . . . . $ 2295.00

CON-DAVIS-SS6

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28 Inch L. L. Davis # 5 Mahogany Inclinometer Level28" L. L. Davis # 5 Mahogany Inclinometer Level  The condition of this rare level is exceptional and it  has never been fiddled with.  All original w/ good bubble. A light coat of wax will make the few blemishes in the original finish disappear.  As nice as I have ever seen!! 

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Fine . . . . . $675.00

CON-DAVIS-WD5

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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!! 

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Good + . . . . . $195.00

CON-DAVIS-38

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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

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CYN-DAVIS-38       SOLD!!                     CYN-DAVIS-37H

Fine . . . . . $95.00 / Choice

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

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Good + . . . . . $125.00

CHC-ROBLVL-9

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Stratton & Starrett Levels  



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. 

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CYN-STAR-FRIC

Good + . . . . . $95.00

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Starrett Machinist LevelStarrett 6" Machinist Level  Good bubbles.  Like new condition.    

CYN-STAR-M6

Fine . . . . . $40.00

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Starrett 135 Pocket Level Starrett 135 Nickel Plated Pocket Level  Good bubble.  Like new condition.    

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CYN-STAR-135

Fine . . . . . $25.00

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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!! 

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Good + . . . . . $155.00

RB-STAR-18-LVL

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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!! 

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Good + . . . . . $145.00

RB-STAR-12S-LVL

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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!! 

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Good + . . . . . $150.00

CHC-STAR-12-LVLBOX

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Starrett Cast Iron LevelStarrett 24" Cast Iron Level   Bubbles good, but lots of missing finish.  The plate is marked L. S. S. Co.  which is short for Starrett.

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CHC-STAR24-LVL

Good - . . . . . $20.00

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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!! 

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Good + . . . . . $175.00

CYN-SB8-LVL

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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!! 

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Good + . . . . . $175.00

CYN-SB10-LVL

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Other Levels



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.

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  http://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.  

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CHC-TRACK-LVL

Good + . . . . . $195.00

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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)     

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CHC-CS-LVL

Fine . . . . . $65.00

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Star Steel Carpenter / Builders LevelStar 18" Steel Level   I have never seen one of these in much better condition.  

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CHC-STAR-LVL

Good - . . . . . $15.00

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Machinist / Military Plumb & LevelMachinist / Military Plumb & Level  I am not sure about this.  It is marked C. G. & Co. Newark.  1918 W.C. H. No. 1198.  The letters look to be hand stamped.  The level vials are both good and very sensitive.  It is for setting up machinery, or perhaps military related.  I do not really see how both vials ever come into play or how you use the one in the brass tube unless at a corner.  Different.

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CHC-MYS-LVL

Good + . . . . . $40.00 

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