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 Antique Wooden Levels

Past Sales Archive

This is just a sample of the many antique levels & tools we have sold.
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Special Note Concerning Prices Seen Below:
Most prices seen reflect actual sale results from this website.
Prices seen span a long time and may not reflect current values.  Some are selling for more, many now sell for less.
On other pieces you will see no price, or a price range, with or without an explanation.  The reasons for that are discussed on the FAQ page.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

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Disston 18 Inch Brass Bound Mahogany LevelDisston 18" Brass Bound Mahogany Level  Very nice!! 

Good + . . . . . $60.00        SOLD!!






Stratton Brothers #1 Brass Bound 26 Mahogany LevelStratton Brothers #1 Brass Bound 26" Mahogany Level   Nice overall condition. Typical & normal tool box dings. 

Good +  . . . . . . $55.00     SOLD!!







Stanley #49 Iron Frame 18 Mahogany LevelStanley #49 Iron Frame 18" Mahogany Level   One of Stanley's rarer and harder to find levels.  They were made for approx. 20 years back in the late 1800's.  They came in just two sizes with this being the larger size.  OK overall condition. The iron frame is nice and damage free.  The wood shows wear.  You will not need to drill a hole to hang it, the last guy did that for you.

Good  . . . . . . $175.00     SOLD!!





Railroad Inclinometer Level2 Railroad Track Inclinometer Levels  This style level was used to lay and maintain railroad track.  They are approx. 60" long and designed to lay across the track as they were being laid or repaired.

Both levels hail from Shelbyville IL but from different companies.  The lighter color and better condition one in front  has a tag that indicates it was made by Oliver. This is the same Oliver that made tractors and other farm equipment.  The one in the back has a tag that says Tallman Manufacturing Co.  A little Google research turned up the fact that Oliver bought out Tallman so there is a connection.  Both operate on the same principle with an adjustable arm to determine pitch on one end. 

Front /  Oliver Fine . . . . . $125.00     SOLD!!

Back / Tallman  Good . . . . . $75.00     SOLD!!




Stanley # 30 Double Adjustable Plumb Vial LevelStanley # 30 28' Adjustable Double Plumb Vial Level  Nice noting a paint drip on the back side that may wash off w/o hurting the original finish.

Good + . . . . . . $30.00     SOLD!





Akron Spirit Level Co Eclipse LevelAkron Spirit Level Co 12" Eclipse Level   You see larger versions of this make level all the time. It is clearly stamped Baker McMillen Co. Akron, Ohio, Pat. Pend on the top.  This style / make level was granted a patent on 12/20/04.  We can assume it dates from before that.  The body has a stamp that says 06, or 90   I have never had or seen one this small, or this nice.  Unusual & Nice!! 

Fine . . . . . $95.00   SOLD!!





26 Inch Mahogany Adjustable Plumb & Level26" Mahogany Adjustable Plumb & Level  This unusual level is unmarked as to maker.  It has very distinctive vial covers on the adjustable plumb and level ports.  They are an unusual diamond hatch design with beaded edge!  The overall condition is good. 

Good . . . . . $165.00     SOLD!!







Stanley # 49 18 Walnut Plumb & Level w/ Cast Iron FrameStanley # 49 18" Walnut Plumb & Level w/ Cast Iron Frame   This is a hard to find Stanley Level.  The cast iron frame is OK and not cracked. The Mahogany body is nice, and it looks like the collector put a coat of clear finish on it.  It is unmarked as is typical.   Stanley made these in 2 sizes for about 20 years before the turn of the century and this is the larger model. Both vials are good and look original.   Nice!! 

Good  . . . . .$150.00          SOLD!!




Stanley Sweetheart Era Brass Bound LevelStanley Sweetheart Era # 98 18" Brass Bound Level  This nice looking level has been cleaned and coated with the collectors trademark lacquer.  It is Made of Mahogany and is a nice example.

Good +. . . . .$75.00        SOLD!!




#10 Stratton Brothers 6" Brass Bound Rosewood Level6" Stratton Brothers #10 Brass Bound Rosewood Level  This is one of the hardest to find of all the levels that Stratton Brothers put out.  The bubbles are good and appear to be original.  With a simple refinishing this level could be made to look like a million dollars, or leave it as is with its   dents and dings, it will still display very nicely!

Good . . . . .$495.00           SOLD



Stratton Brothers #10 12" Brass Bound Rosewood LevelStratton Brothers #10 12" Brass Bound Rosewood Level  This is a super nice 12"  level that Stratton Brothers put out.  The bubbles are good and appear to be original.   

Good . . . . .$195.00         SOLD



Disston 12" Brass Bound Mahogany LevelDisston 12" Brass Bound Mahogany Level This is a very unusual size and configuration level by a company much better known for their saws and other cutting tools than the marketing and manufacture of levels.  It is in overall great condition, and if a fellow knew how to rehab the lacquer finish without calling it refinished this would be a real gem, as that is where the majority of wear is , just in the finish.  The edges and the details in the handy flutes are still crisp and nearly wear free.  It is very nice right now, just the way it is, or if your good at this sort of thing, it could become a real standout for the collection.

Good . . . . .$125.00       SOLD



Stephens & Co. # 36 Architects Inclinometer Rule w/ BevelStephens & Co. # 36 Architects Inclinometer Rule w/ Bevel This unusual rule predates Stephens involvement with Chapin.  The blade doubles as a square or bevel, and with the level in the top leg one can figure things like grades or roof lines and the like.  The overall condition is nice!!

Good + . . . . . $145.00     SOLD!!






Chapin Stevens #036 Rule Level Bevel Architects Combination Rule / ToolChapin Stevens #036 Rule Level Bevel Architects Combination Rule / Tool This rule was designed to perform a host of functions related to the architectural and building fields.  It is one of the most complex and graphic rules that was ever produced in America.   This example is in super condition while noting that the previous owner has carefully stamped his initials A H into one side between the 10 and 11 mark.  The level bubble is good and the steel bevel arm has just some minor staining.  It is in collector condition,  with tight joints,  very clean and ready to be displayed on your shelf.

Good . . . . . $225.00            SOLD


Davis #14 Mahogany Inclinometer LevelL. L. Davis #14 30" Mahogany Inclinometer Level w/ Plumb & Level Vials  This Patented #14 L. L. Davis mahogany inclinometer level has a plumb and level vial.  making it a very hard to find variation of this style level.  Davis is mostly famous for their line of metal inclinometer levels, and only produced the wooden versions for a short period of time.  The typical version found has just a central inclinometer in the center, and these with the additional plumb and level vials are far harder to find.  The overall condition is super and the patina on the brass parts is even and original.  This level appears to have never really been used and has just some minor dings along the rail edges and a few stray scratches.  The plumb vial has lost some liquid is a bit oversized as well.  The patent info and Davis name are bold and show no sign of wear.  There is a second patent on the inclinometer dial. The screws are original and the pointer is as well.  This level will be near mint with just a light cleaning, and  we are going to leave that to the new owner to do to his own tastes.  A rare level in exceptional condition that will be a highlight to the collection. 

Fine . . . . . .$795.00         SOLD!     




5 Brass Bound Mahogany & Rosewood Levels  4 of these are Stratton Bros.  The second small frame ones is marked 11 1/2 a number I have not seen before.  The other is a #10.  The front short frame is a Disston that was likely made by Stratton.  All of these are pretty nice.  Tow of these have price tags on them indicating the collector paid me 100 each for them close to 20 years ago.  When you think about that and listen to them say there is no inflation you could believe it, but then you think it cost me 3 times the amount in fuel costs these days, and probably that much more for lunch as well, and weren't mechanic's only charging 40 / hour back then and 100 or so now. Tires for the truck were a bit over 100, and today they are close to $250.00 each.   No inflation - - - - -  only if your not playing or eating any more.  A good buy!! and at prices seen 20 years ago.

Good . . . . .$395.00    SOLD


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This is just a sample of the many antique levels & tools we have sold.
Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antiques Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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