Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://www.finetoolj.com/ 2019-12-10T14:40:25+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 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** B-584 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3569/b-584 B-584. MANTLE CLOCK INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis No. 1. Earliest version of the classic Davis inclinometer with single locking screw at top, super clean with fully intact gold highlighting.. Fine 300 - 500 **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-583 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3568/b-583 B-583. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. The 18" version with the heavier filigree, no gold highlighting, japanning 95% and not repainted, very clean dial. A contemporary user-made fitted rosewood box has kept this example in very nice condition. Fine 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-582 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3567/b-582 B-582. WOODEN INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis No. 41. Cherry stock, 24" long and 3-1/2" high, these were described by Davis as "second quality" as they lacked brass tips and were made of cherry rather than rosewood or mahogany. This one is immaculate, with very clean wood and sharp edges and best of all a fully readable paper label 95% complete. Fine 300 - 600 **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-581 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3566/b-581 B-581. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. The 12" version produced by Davis L&T, with the more delicate filigree, locking screws through the top rail and no gold highlighting. Japanning 100%, no breaks and all corners present, super clean dial. One of the nicest examples we've seen. Fine 150 - 300 **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-580 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3565/b-580 B-580. BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Stratton Bros. No. 1. First type with five screws in each end plate, single patent date, and early version of side views. This one also has an additional brass screw tapped into the bottom rail, which I've only seen on one other in years of Stratton obsession, and two brass bars across the ends of the top rail, which looks like it was intended for sighting. It could be a user modification but looks original. The wood has some wear but no damage, brass has a couple of small dings, rust on screws. A very intriguing variation on one of the finest levels every made. Good+ 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-579 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3564/b-579 B-579. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. The 24" version with the heavier filigree, just traces of gold highlighting, japanning 75%, good dial. Good+ 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-347 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3282/b-347 B-347. CORNER LEVEL. Millers Falls No. 20. Probably the rarest level in the MF line, 4" on each side, japanning 80%, good original vial. Fine 200 - 400 **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-346 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3281/b-346 B-346. PATENTED INCLINOMETER. Bradford Union. These levels with their distinctive semi-circular central vial were patented in 1904 by John Happle, and most of them were sold by the Bradford Union company of Bradford, PA. This is a typical example, 24" with cherry stock and aluminum rails. User initials scratched into the stock and a large hang hole. They all have a central hole which according the patent was intended to mount them on a fork for use as a sighting level; we've never seen one with its mount but this one has a screw through the hole that looks original. From the John and Janet Wells collection. Good 150 - 300 **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-345 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3280/b-345 B-345. LOT OF 6" TWO METAL LEVELS. Millers Falls 6" No. 23, rarest of the MF levels, level vial at top, japanning 95%, missing one plumb vial. Plus an L.S.. Starrett No. 132, near new with a couple of tiny chips to the japanning. Good & better 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** B-344 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3279/b-344 B-344. LOT OF TWO BRITISH LEVELS. Mathieson & Sons. An ebony No. 14D, 10", and a dark rosewood one marked just "Mathieson Warranted", 9". Both have full brass bottom plates and decorative brass on the top rail. Fine 80 - 160 **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-343 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3278/b-343 B-343. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis. Transitional version with heavy filigree but no gold pinstriping, locking screws through top rail, undamaged with very clean dial. Fine 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-342 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3277/b-342 B-342. SIGHTING LEVEL. A 9" tubular brass level, mounted on a rectangular base with sighting hole through it. A very unusual configuration, in super clean condition. Good+ 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-341 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3276/b-341 B-341. BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Stanley No. 98. Top of the line brass bound rosewood level in the 12" size. Second type with dovetailed brass strips after the Stratton patents expired, sweetheart mark. Corners very slightly rounded, otherwise immaculate example of Stanley's prettiest level. Fine 150 - 300 **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-340 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3275/b-340 B-340. PATENTED INCLINOMETER. Bradford Union. These levels with their distinctive semi-circular central vial were patented in 1904 by John Happle, and most of them were sold by the Bradford Union company of Bradford, PA. This is a typical example, 24" with cherry stock and aluminum rails, but has been kept in like new condition by a user made wooden sleeve. Fine 300 - 600 **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-339 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3274/b-339 B-339. ENGLISH LEVEL. 16-1/2" rosewood stock, one level vial and no plumb. The unusual part is that it has an aluminum sliding vial protector that looks user made but well done. Several user names. From the Don Rosebrook collection. Good+ 75 - 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** B-338 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3273/b-338 B-338. BRASS BOUND LEVEL. Stanley No. 96. A stunningly beautiful example of one of Stanley's most attractive levels, 28", laminated rosewood with excellent grain, full brass end caps. User initials stamped neatly in top vial cover. Fine 100 - 180 **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-253 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3188/b-253 B-253. LOT OF TWO MACHINIST'S BENCH LEVELS. An 8" L.S. Starrett with cross vial and a 6" Stanley No. 34, both with good original vials and vial covers and shafting grooves. Starrett is like new but for a couple of tiny chips to japanning. Good+ & better 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** B-252 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3187/b-252 B-252. LEVEL. Stanley No. 48. One of Stanley's least common levels, 12" long with cast iron frame and walnut infill. A couple of small dents in the wood but nothing significant, frame very clean. 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-251 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3186/b-251 B-251. PATENTED INCLINOMETER. Edward Helb. Patented and manufactured in Railroad, PA, often mistaken for a railroad tool, this was one of the more successful gravity inclinometers judging by the number that have survived. This is the variation with the porthole vial. Good clean dial without stains or foxing, working compass, brass oxidized but all original, wood has minor dings and scrapes but no damage. A nice example of a level that, if not truly rare, is a wonderful gizmo. Every collection needs a Helb. Good+ 200 - 400 **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-250 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 2019-09-28T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/3185/b-250 B-250. BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Stanley No. 96. 30", three piece laminated rosewood stock, dovetailed brass binding and full brass end caps. There's a little discoloration on one end cap but the brass is otherwise good and the condition of the rosewood is breathtaking. One of Stanley's prettiest levels. 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**