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 Antique & Vintage
Wood Levels & Inclinometers



A. V. Shorts Patented 1905 Wooden Level / InclinometerA. V. Shorts Patented 1905 Wooden Level / Inclinometer   These unusual levels with 4 vials adjusted by turning a worm gear are typically found as just the metal gizmo.  They were sold to be inserted into a stock of the makers choosing or design. This one is mounted on a 48" piece of cherry  that has been refinished. A bit glossy for my tastes. It could easily be toned down.

They were also produced in the style stock shown below with the cutout scallops to either side of the unit.  I have seen this same make up in different sizes. The unit is very nice with all four of the bubbles and the worm drive adjuster, while stiff, works well.  Different & Nice!!

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TX-SHORT-LVL

Good +. . . . . $55.00

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Acme Level Co. Wooden Inclinometer Plumb & LevelAcme Level Co. 28" Wooden Inclinometer - Plumb & Level  The Acme Level Co. made wooden and sheet metal versions of this type / style level w/ three adjustable vials.    A nice example that will look great cleaned up and oiled.  

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TX-LVL-ACME

Good  . . . . . 15.00

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Davis & Cook 26 Cherry LevelDavis & Cook 26" Cherry Level  Based on Cooks Level Patent from 1886.   This cherry level & plumb is in nice original condition.  Looks great.  

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TX-LVL-DC26

Good +  . . . . . 25.00

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Mahogany Level w/ External Plumb Vial & Sighting Feature9" Mahogany Level w/ External Plumb Vial & Sighting Feature  This is unmarked as to maker.  Good vials, and minor finish losses. An interesting level with a sighting feature through the body.  I think it is English.

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TX-LVL-MSIGHT

Good +  . . . . . 40.00

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Dreirer Bros Plumbers Pitch LevelDreirer Brothers Pitch Level / Inclinometer  To insure the plumbers maxim, it runs down hill, is confirmed.  These inclinometer levels date from the 1960s or so. This plumbers inclinometer / level was patented on March 1, 1955 by Richard C. Dreier of Shawano, Wisconsin.  Instructions on top rail.  Every tool collection, and plumber, needs one.  

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TX-LVL-DREIRER

Fine  . . . . . 15.00

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Antique Helb Patent American Combined Level & Grade Finder / InclinometerHelb Patent American Combined Level & Grade Finder / Inclinometer  The Helb Patent Level / Inclinometer is a classic piece of American ingenuity.  This example is in very nice original condition noting the owner initials in the side, and that the small compass has lost the points or direction. Helb packed a lot of features into his unusual patented tool.  It has a sighting tube, compass, in addition to the standard level vials and gravity inclinometer feature.  Maker info and more on the brass plate on top.  Charts on the dial face.  Nice!!

TX-LVL-HELB

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Good + . . . . . 275.00

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Helb Patent American Combined Level & Grade Finder / InclinometerHelb Patent American Combined Level & Grade Finder / Inclinometer  This Helb Patent Inclinometer / Grade finder is in nice condition and has a great patina.  I believe it is Tiger Maple.  The  Helb Patent Level / Inclinometer is a classic piece of American ingenuity.   Helb packed a lot of features into his unusual patented tool.  It has a sighting tube, compass, in addition to the standard level vials and gravity inclinometer feature.  Maker info and more on the brass plate on top.  Charts on the dial face.  Nice!!

TX-LVL-HELB-2

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Good + . . . . . 250.00

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