V. Shorts Patented 1905 Wooden Level / Inclinometer These unusual levels are typically found as just the metal gizmo portion because they were sold that way 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.
I think they
were also produced in the style stock show 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!!
Manufacturing Co. of Marion Ohio Wooden Level
Huber Manufacturing Co. of Marion Ohio is best known for their lines of Farm Engines and Threshers and the
top plate of this small, I assume give-away advertising level, is marked with
that info. Kind of neat and unusual. It dates from around
the turn of the century or a bit later. Different & Nice!!
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.
9" 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.
Brothers Pitch Level / Inclinometer To
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.
American Combined Level & Grade Finder / Inclinometer
The classic Helb Patent Level / Inclinometer in very nice original
condition. Helb packed a lot of features into his unusual patented tool. It
has a sighting tube and compass in addition to the standard level vials and
inclinometer feature Maker info and more on the brass
plate. Charts on the dial face. All nice!!
Stevens / Tower Lyon Level w/ Wood Patent Pop - Up Sights
Some of the info on the top plate is hard to make out. There is the
1887 Wood's patent for the sights, but there is another patent date above
that from 1870. Used but OK. These do not turn up all that