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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 +  . . . . . 30.00

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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 + . . . . . 250.00

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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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Antique Iron & Brass Bench LevelIron & Brass Bench Level   Here is an interesting machinist bench level.  Probably shop made. Different & Nice!!

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TX-LVL-SHOP

Fine . . . . . $60.00

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Douglas Five Feature No. 518 LevelDouglas "Five Feature" No. 518 Level  There seem to be plenty of these out there, but little info on what the five features are.  I did find a write-up giving the history of the Charlotte NC. based company but little about the levels features.   Every tool and level collection needs one.  

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TX-LVL-5FEAT

Good +  . . . . . 15.00

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The Beall Tool Co. InclinometerThe Beall Tool Co. Inclinometer  The Beall Tool Co. is still in business and now offers a digital version of this table saw set-up inclinometer tool.  To use, the bar is magnetized and would be affixed to your saw blade.  You would then read the blade angle or tilt where the brass plumb bob like pendulum met the gauge below.  I could find no reference to this earlier version inclinometer they offered anywhere on the internet.  Like new in original box.  Every level / inclinometer collection needs one!  Or use it for the purpose it was designed to do if you do not like digital and batteries in the shop. 

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Fine . . . . . . . $20.00

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Buckeye Plastic Co. Magno-Level / InclinometerBuckeye Plastic Co. Magno-Level / Inclinometer   Very nice condition overall.   An interesting variation given it is a gravity inclinometer as opposed to a liquid based spirit level.  To make it even more appealing it has magnets built into the body to aid in the job when setting pipe, working in a metal building or the like.    

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TX-LVL-MAGNO

Fine . . . . . $10.00

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Advertising Levels in Pens & PencilsAdvertising Levels in Pens & Pencils  These are being sold as a lot.   Different!!

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TX-LVL-PENS

Good +. . . . . $40.00 / Lot

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Devil Level Devil Level  Not sure how this is supposed to work, as it does not seem to do much of value.  Different!!

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TX-LVL-PENS

Good . . . . . $2.00

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Antique Jennings Nickel Plateded Pocket Level2 Nickeled Pocket Levels   On top is an unusual 4" Jennings Pocket Level.  Below is a Starrett 135 Pocket Level.   Nice!! 

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Jennings - - - - - Good +  . . . . . $40.00        SOLD!!

Starrett 135 - - - - - - - - Good +  . . . . . $20.00

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Hall Level & Mfg. Works Torpedo LevelHall Level & Mfg. Works Torpedo Level   Cast Aluminum.  From a little known outfit from Austin Texas trying to find their way in the world.  Always on the level.   Nice condition.

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TX-LVL-HALL

Good + . . . . . $10.00

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Starrett No. 135 Pocket Level Starrett No. 135 Pocket Level     Nice condition.

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TX-LVL-S135

Good + . . . . . $15.00

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Starrett No. 135 Pocket Level2 Starrett No. 135 Pocket Levels    Marked Differently.  Nice condition.

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TX-LVL-S135

Good + . . . . . $15.00 / Choice

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Antique Level10" Sheet Metal "Closed Case" Level  An odd design.   No cracks, chips, breaks, or damage.  Some rust and paint loss.

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TX-LVL-ODD

Good  . . . . . $10.00

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Precision Pitch Grade LevelPrecision Pitch Grade Level   Out of Erie PA this has lots of instructions in the aluminum casting along its length.  An interesting and imprecise instrument.     

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TX-LVL-ERIE

Good  . . . . . . $10.00

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