Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://www.finetoolj.com/ 2020-09-23T13:22:39+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Y-292 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4797/y-292 Y-292. SIGHTING LEVEL SUPPORT. Heffern Patent. Aluminum sighting level stand, marked ?Heffern Level Support" and made by the R.G. Coffman Co. of Orlando, FL. Fitted with a nice 28" Stratton Bros. No. 1 level and a set of Stanley No. 138 level sights with sweetheart marks. The Heffern stand is marked ?Patent Applied For", we've seen a few of them but have never found a patent. It is in near mint condition and includes an original instruction sheet, a weathered on the outside but clear, copyright 1952. From the Cecil Holmes collection. Fine 100-200 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-291 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4796/y-291 Y-291. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. The uncommon 7" version of Davis's classic cast iron inclinometer with the intricate webbing japanning complete, brass dial polished, no chips or breaks. The 7" version never had gold highlighting. Fine 300-600 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-290 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4795/y-290 Y-290. ADJUSTABLE LEVEL. Davis & Cook No. 1. 30" rosewood stock, first type vial carriers based on Cook's original 1886 patent, mostly rust free, end caps. Wooden D&C levels are not as rare as the metal versions, but rosewood examples are uncommon and this one is super nice. Fine 100-200 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-289 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4794/y-289 Y-289. EARLY WOODEN LEVEL. D.M. Lyon & Clearman. 30" mahogany stock, wide brass side plate on one side, brass tips. Brass good and not polished, wood has minor wear only. D.M. Lyon made tools in Newark NJ beginning in the 1840s and for a short time from 1856 to 1860 he paired with Clearman. Partial round hardware store label on the end. From the Don Rosebrook collection. Good+ 80-150 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-288 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4793/y-288 Y-288. CAST IRON LEVEL. Standard Tool Co. Uncommon 18" example of the level produced by Standard Tool of Athol, MA, with its diamond-shaped web cutouts and patented vial adjustment. Japanning 95%, all vials good, pitting on lower rail. Good 50-100 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-287 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4792/y-287 Y-287. ENCLOSED PLUMB LINE. Janssen Patent. Part of the class of patented levels that enclosed a plumb line inside a wooden sleeve to protect it from the wind and make it supposedly easier to use. An idea that never caught on. This one was patented by one Carsten Diedrich Janssen of Torrington, CT, in 1901, and features a 42" oak box with a suspended lead plumb read through a glass window, and a brass reel to tighten it. As with most examples the plumb line has become detached, and there is some wear to the wood, but the glass window is intact. Good 200-400 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-286 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4791/y-286 Y-286. MACHINIST'S BENCH LEVEL. Goodell-Pratt No. 722. 12" model with handle, nickel fully intact and rust free, good original vial. Fine 80-150 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-285 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4790/y-285 Y-285. CAST IRON LEVEL. Webb Patent. 18" Fitchburg level based on Edward Webb's 1886 patent. 80% green label marked with patent number and ?Perfectly Correct." One of the most graphic of the cast-iron levels, and very rare to find one with a label. The short versions are very uncommon, but the 18" version is genuinely rare. Three good vials, japanning almost complete, mill marks on upper rail. Good+ 300-500 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-284 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4789/y-284 Y-284. IRON FILIGREE LEVEL. M.W. Robinson Davis Patent. The M.W. Robinson Co. acquired the assets of Davis Level in the 1890s and continued manufacturing Davis' distinctive line. This is the 18" No. 8 model, with no chips or damage to the cast iron and japanning complete, good original vials, nickel loss on vials is all that keeps it from fine. Good+ 80-150 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-283 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4788/y-283 Y-283. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis Tall Frame. Earliest version of the Davis's iconic inclinometer, 3-3/16" tall. This is the 18" version, with intact filigree intact. It has been repainted, with gold paint only around the edge of the frame and no gold highlights on the filigree. On the other hand, the center dial is absolutely perfect with good clear stamp and unrusted pointer. Good+ 150-250 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-141 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4646/y-141 Y-141. CAST IRON LEVEL. C.E. Jennings. 18" model; web fully intact and possibly repainted, good clear mark on top vial cover. Good+ 50-100 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-140 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4645/y-140 Y-140. 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. Aluminum is clean and vial holders largely rust free but the plumb vial is dry. User initials on top rail. Good+ 250-450 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-139 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4644/y-139 Y-139. INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. The Davis filigree level in the uncommon 7" length; very nice condition with original pointer and screws; no chips or breaks; japanning 90%. The 7" version never had gold highlighting. Good+ 200-400 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-138 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4643/y-138 Y-138. CAST IRON LEVEL. Davis Level & Tool. 18" version, early type with ornate turned finials on the level vial and brass plaques with Davis L&T on one side and patent dates on the other. Very clean, all vials original and wet, no breaks or chips, japanning complete. Fine 100-200 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-137 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4642/y-137 Y-137. LOT OF TWO MACHINIST'S LEVELS. Stanley No. 34V and 43. The No. 34V is the 4" length which is the least common, Type 4, like new; the No. 43 is unmarked as all are, japanning mostly worn off. All vials original and wet. Good+ & better. 80-150 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-136 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4641/y-136 Y-136. BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Stratton Bros. No. 10. Type 5 with porthole plumb vial, with an 80% original green label on one end, faded but readable, 12". Corners very slightly bumped, a couple of small dings in the wood. Fine 200-300 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-135 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4640/y-135 Y-135. BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Stratton Bros. No. 10. Type 2 of Stratton's signature product with single patent date, 8". The brass has been polished, the wood is a very attractive light rosewood grain in near perfect condition. Fine 150-250 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-134 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4639/y-134 Y-134. BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Stratton Bros. No. 10. Type 2 of Stratton's signature product with single patent date and no plumb vial, 6-1/2". Brass very clean, wood has a few minor dings. Good+ 150-250 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-133 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4638/y-133 Y-133. DECORATIVE BENCH LEVEL. Rosewood stock, 8-1/2" long, with bone plate around level vial and decorative mother of pearl inserts, including one on side in the shape of a knife marked AGL. Very well done. Fine 100-200 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** Y-132 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 2020-01-03T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/4637/y-132 Y-132. LOT OF TWO MACHINIST LEVELS. Stanley No. 38-1/2. 4" long, one with nickel plated sides and one japanned, both with sweetheart marks and like new. Fine 60-120 **All absentee bids must be placed by end of day, Friday, January 24, 2020. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-589 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3574/b-589 B-589. BRASS BOUND LEVEL. Stratton Bros. No. 1. One of the most attractive levels ever made; this one is 30"; both vials wet with Stratton's patent vial markers. Laminated rosewood stock is very attractive with a few minor dings and a slight crack between the laminations visible on the top rail. Fine 60 - 120 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-588 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3573/b-588 B-588. MASON'S LEVEL. L.L. Davis. One of Davis' least common levels, featuring two facing plumb vials in a single porthole which Davis advertised as being particularly suitable for masons. According to the catalog reproduced in Don Rosebrook's book these were made in 36" lengths but this one is 30" and not cut down. Dark mahogany, brass tipped, very clean with illegible label. Good+ 150 - 250 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-587 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3572/b-587 B-587. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. 12" version of Davis's iconic filigreed level. Second version with delicate casting and no gold highlighting. All corners and filigree intact, japanning complete, good central vial container. Good+ 150 - 250 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-586 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3571/b-586 B-586. MACHINIST'S LEVEL. Starrett No. 98. 12" long with shafting groove, rotating nickel plated vial cover, cross-test level vial. A user made tin box has kept it like new. Fine 100 - 200 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information** B-585 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3570/b-585 B-585. CAST IRON LEVEL. Stanley No. 15. Longest of the three levels Stanley produced based on William Nicholson's 1860 patent. Japanning nearly complete, good brass medallions. Fine 80 - 150 **All absentee bids must be submitted by end of day Friday, Nov. 1st. Current high bids can be obtained by calling our office at (800) 248-8114. See Auction Rules page for more information**