Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B64-577 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12891/b64-577 B64-577. BRASS BOUND LEVEL. Stanley No. 98. 6" version, the least common length, of Stanley's high-end brass-bound rosewood level, the later version made after the Stratton patents expired, with sweetheart mark on vial surround. Level vial replaced, wood has some scratches and dents but no damage, brass is oxidized. Condition: Good, Estimate: 200-400 B64-576 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12890/b64-576 B64-576. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Gibson Patent. Uncommon inclinometer patented in 1907 and manufactured in LaHoma, OK. Original 24" mahogany stock, 1-3/4" thick which is typical, with a couple of scratches and one rounded corner, otherwise near mint condition. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-575 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12889/b64-575 B64-575. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Deck Patent. The inclinometers patented by Thomas Deck of Toledo and manufactured by Deck's Gravity Level Co. have an unusually elaborate balancing mechanism to support the needle that tends to make it very sensitive but not very practical. This is the 30" version; no finish on wooden stock, needle doesn't move smoothly, top plate has small paint spatters and one missing screw. Condition: Good, Estimate: 150-250 B64-574 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12888/b64-574 B64-574. INCLINOMETER. Stanley No. 32. One of the rarest of the Stanley levels, and almost impossible to find with the green label behind the hinged inclinometer pointer intact. There are fakes out there with a reproduction label but this is the real deal; unfortunately it's also worn and only partly legible. The label on the outer stock is mostly worn off. 28" long, mahogany, minor dings, level vial replaced. Condition: Good, Estimate: 150-250 B64-573 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12887/b64-573 B64-573. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Pittsburg Novelty Co. Patented in 1887 by Oscar Fuller of Burlington, KS and manufactured in Pittsburg, KS, this level's folding pendulum compartment makes it one of the most unusual and collectible of patented inclinometers. 28" mahogany stock. Marked both by Pittsburg Novelty and by Murray and Porter, the original makers. The wood has some minor staining and the lamination is starting to separate, there's a hanghole at one end. Brass is clean and never polished and hanging needle works smoothly. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 800-1500 B64-572 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12886/b64-572 B64-572. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Melick Patent. Wooden versions of William Melick's inclinometer are less rare than the cast iron mantleclock version but still uncommon. This is a nice one with the red japanning on the vial surround intact, 18" mahogany laminated stock very clean, with a level vial which is uncommon, smoothly working mechanism, dial and pointer near mint. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 300-500 B64-571 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12885/b64-571 B64-571. ELECTRIC LIGHTED LEVEL. Federal Level Co. Federal Level of Chicago produced a whole series of lighted levels at the beginning of the twentieth century based on Daniel Frank's 1912 patent. This is the deluxe version, 28", cherry, with four separate bulbs, one in each of three portholes (level, plumb, and adjustable inclinometer) and one in the top vial, each with its own mother-of-pearl button. The top level vial and its bulb are missing - originally we thought it was damaged, but it may have been deliberate so that the user could sight through the hole to view the center-mounted level vial, because it also includes a circular level which we haven't previously seen. Otherwise complete with all bulbs, vials and magnifying porthole covers, pop-up sights, decent wood with some minor dings. Remnants of paper label. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 200-300 B64-570 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12884/b64-570 B64-570. MANTLE CLOCK INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. First version manufactured by Davis L&T, with locking screws at 1 and 11 o'clock positions, no gold paint, japanning 80%, good clean dial and original pointer. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 150-250 B64-569 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12883/b64-569 B64-569. SIGHTING LEVEL. O. Hanks Patent. These are always marked "O. HANKS PATENT." Oscar Hanks was a maker of surveying instruments, but no one has ever found the patent. Manufactured by M.W. Atkins of Bristol, CT. Lid folds out to protect the level vial. Only traces of the original gold pinstriping but otherwise clean with original vial. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 90-180 B64-568 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12882/b64-568 B64-568. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. Davis/Robinson No. 49. 24" level with a Davis inclinometer in one end, manufactured by M.W. Robinson of Brooklyn after he purchased Davis' business. This one has been kept in absolutely pristine condition by a user-made, felt lined walnut box. Nicest example we've ever seen. Originally from the Don Rosebrook collection. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 250-500 B64-567 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12881/b64-567 B64-567. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. The Downey Level. Patented 9/21/91 by Silas Downey and sold exclusively by Orr & Lockett Hardware of Chicago; examples we've seen have a range of different stocks and it may have been marketed as a separate level attachment. This is in a 28" x 3-3/4" red-stained softwood stock and the vial is off center. Some small stains on the paper dial and nickel mostly worn off the vial surround, but works smoothly. A couple of paint splotches on the reverse side of the stock. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 120-240 B64-566 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12880/b64-566 B64-566. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Texas Clinometer Co. Patented in 1908 by two guys from Santa Anna, TX, and one of the rarest of the gravity inclinometers. 24" long, brass tipped, with a brass hanging weight in a central compartment, clearly marked on both sides with the manufacturer and patent date. Wood stock has one small split and some scratches. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 800-1500 B64-565 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12879/b64-565 B64-565. LEVEL WITH SIDE VIALS. J.W. Andrews. Sometimes referred to as the "Hudson Valley" style; includes two side mounted vials, level and plumb, in heavy cast brass adjustable vial holders, one marked with eagle and "J.W. Andrews Albany NY" and a user name, plus a level vial on top. 26" rosewood stock that has been cleaned and polished (as has the brass), a few stains and rounded corners. All vials original and wet. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 100-200 B64-564 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12878/b64-564 B64-564. CAST IRON LEVEL. Fitchburg Level Co. Based on Edward Webb?s 1886 patent for the central compartment that holds one level and two plumb vials. One of the most graphic of the cast-iron levels. The short versions are very uncommon, but the 24" version is genuinely rare. Unmarked as most are. Japanning about 60%, all vials original and wet, line scribed in the top rail to mark the center of the level vial. Clean example of a rare level. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 120-240 B64-563 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12877/b64-563 B64-563. INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis No. 13. One of Davis's earliest offerings, before the formation of Davis Level & Tool, with traditional level and plumb vials and Davis's patented inclinometer in the other end. 24" long, mahogany, with two original labels, both illegible. Wood has scratches and dings but no major damage, brass has some corrosion. Condition: Good, Estimate: 100-200 B64-457 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12771/b64-457 B64-457. LOT OF TWO POCKET LEVELS. Davis Nos. 37 and 37-1/2. The No. 37 pocket level, marked by Davis Level & Tool, japanned type but with no visible gold highlighting, and the No. 37-1/2 clamp-on level, which is marked by L.L. Davis and with the model number, which is very unusual, japanning 50% and the slightest trace of highlighting. Both have good brass top plates and original working vials. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 200-300 B64-455 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12769/b64-455 B64-455. ROSEWOOD AND BRASS LEVEL. Unmarked and craftsman made. 3-3/4" long, ornate brass casting over a rosewood core, brass top plate with rosette decorations. Well made and very attractive. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 150-250 B64-278 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12592/b64-278 B64-278. ALUMINUM LEVEL. Davis & Cook No. 27. Rare example of the hollow bodied aluminum levels with ogee ends and cross hatched surfaces produced by Davis & Cook in three lengths; this is the 18? version. One of the nicest examples we've seen, with the aluminum surface clean and the vial assemblies rust free. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 300-600 B64-277 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12591/b64-277 B64-277. INCLINOMETER. Wm. Melick. Wooden versions of Wm. Melick's inclinometer are less rare than the cast iron mantle clock version but still uncommon. This is a nice one, with an 18" stock in immaculate condition and a smoothly working mechanism. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-276 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12590/b64-276 B64-276. LEVEL. Stanley Foursquare IOB. 18" cherry level with single level and plumb vials, sweetheart mark. Level has a few dings but near mint, no Foursquare decal (and no sign it ever had one); box fully intact. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-275 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12589/b64-275 B64-275. CAST IRON LEVEL. Wm. Nicholson. Nicholson's original patent design, in which the level vial is encased in a rotating assembly that covers the vial when not in use. This was the first thing Stanley got rid of when they purchased Nicholson's business in 1867, and pre-Stanley levels with the original mechanism are rare. 19-3/4", with the original brass medallions on both ends of the plumb vial, japanning nearly intact, user name stamped in top rail. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 300-600 B64-274 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12588/b64-274 B64-274. CAST IRON LEVEL. Davis & Cook No. 25. Sometimes known as the pretzel or pinwheel style, the 18" version with straight sloping ends. Intact vial assemblies with minimal rust, japanning complete, all corners unbroken. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-273 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12587/b64-273 B64-273. BENCH LEVEL. Keuffel & Esser Co. 7-3/4" steel base with a 5" graduated vial in an adjustable brass holder. Marked by K&E on the side of the base. In original finger-jointed wood box, worn but intact with original latches and owner name in lid. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 100-200 B64-272 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12586/b64-272 B64-272. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Hight Micrometer Level. Invented by Albert Hight of Cleveland, these are always marked "Patent Applied For" but no patent has ever been found. This is a very clean example with both vials intact and clear scale. The wood, often badly worn, is well above average, with one tight crack. One small chip in glass. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-271 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12585/b64-271 B64-271. ROSEWOOD LEVEL. Davis & Cook No. 7. The solid rosewood No. 7 was one of Davis & Cook's highest end levels. This is a Type E, 30" long, with nickel plated top plate and end caps, original vials with almost no rust on the vial assemblies. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 120-240