Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 York2024-423 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12267/york2024-423 York2024-423. CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. Davis Level & Tool. 24" long, later version without pinstriping, japanning nearly complete and clean. Good vial, brass vial cover gently polished. No chips in edges, milling marks visible on both rails. Fine 200-400 York2024-422 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12266/york2024-422 York2024-422. 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. 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. Nice and clean with intact vials. Good+ 150-300 York2024-421 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12265/york2024-421 York2024-421. CAST IRON LEVEL. Davis & Cook. Sometimes known as the pretzel or pinwheel style, this is the 18" version with ogee ends. Good vials and assemblies clean. Japanning 50%. Good+ 200-400 York2024-420 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12264/york2024-420 York2024-420. GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Helb Patent. Patented and manufactured by Edward Helb of Railroad, PA, and often mistakenly identified as a "railroad level." This is a good example with nice clean inclinometer dial; missing one screw that holds dial. Every level collection needs a Helb. Good+ 150-300 York2024-419 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12263/york2024-419 York2024-419. WOODEN LEVEL. Stanley No. 5. 28" long laminated body. Original vials intact, brass tips. Has original faded paper label. Wood has mild dinging. Good+ 100-200 York2024-418 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12262/york2024-418 York2024-418. ADJUSTABLE BENCH LEVEL. Goodell-Pratt No. 722. 6" version, japanning intact, good nickel plating and vial. Good+ 50-100 York2024-417 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12261/york2024-417 York2024-417. BRASSBOUND LEVEL. Stanley No. 1193. 24" long. Good sweetheart mark, wood clean. Vials intact. Good+ 50-100 York2024-416 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12260/york2024-416 York2024-416. CARPENTER'S LEVEL. Stanley No. 10. 27" laminated mahogany body. Brass tips, has early eagle mark, heavy brass sights. Mild wear to wood. Good 50-100 York2024-415 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12259/york2024-415 York2024-415. LOT OF TWO BENCH LEVELS. Mathieson. A No. 11C and a No. 14D. Both 10" long with ebony bodies and elaborate brass inlays. Vials intact. Good+ 60-120 York2024-414 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12258/york2024-414 York2024-414. SET OF THREE PRECISION LEVELS. Possibly from an artillery leveling set. Each is 8" long, made of stainless steel, precision vials have protective sleeves. Each marked with same serial number. Inside original 11" x 8" fitted case. Fine 100-200 York2024-261 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12105/york2024-261 York2024-261. LOT OF TWO VIAL ASSEMBLY INSERTS. Sold separately and designed to be mounted in wooden stocks. A Ketchum 1905 patent, 2-1/2" circular brass assembly. Plus an unmarked one with graduated vial, 2" diameter circular brass assembly. Small corrosion on Ketchum screws. Vials intact. Good+ 75-150 York2024-260 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12104/york2024-260 York2024-260. LOT OF TWO VIAL ASSEMBLY INSERTS. Sold separately and designed to be mounted in wooden stocks. One is a Myers 1908 patent, 5" x 2-1/2" brass rectangular body with two adjustable vials. And a Merriman, designed to be mounted on surface with rotating vial that clicks into position at different angles, 4-1/2" x 3", sheet metal is rusty. Both with good vials. Good & better 50-100 York2024-259 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12103/york2024-259 York2024-259. BRASS SIGHTING LEVEL. Walker Patent. Patented in 1904 by Clinton Walker of Minneapolis as a "timber estimating device." Includes a square sighting tube and a brass semi-circular weighted scale, all brass. The user sights on the top of a tree and reads the angle off the weighted scale. Obviously manufactured and marked with the patent information, but we have no idea who made it. Only one we've ever seen. From the collection of Pat Gefre. Fine 100-200 York2024-258 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12102/york2024-258 York2024-258. LOT OF TWO MACHINIST LEVELS. Stratton No. 10. Both Type 2, one 8" and one 12". Both have original vials intact, clean. Fine 100-200 York2024-257 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12101/york2024-257 York2024-257. LOT OF TWO SCOTTISH LEVELS. Both ebony bodies, 12" one by Buist and other is 11" and unmarked but has identical brass inlay as the 12". 11" has replacement vial. Wood has minor dinging and one big chip from 11". Good & better 50-100 York2024-256 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12100/york2024-256 York2024-256. PLUMB BOARD. Unsigned and likely user made. 24" base, 8" high. Unusual design with plumb bob inside cutout in base with brass plaque on top, suspended from curved top arch. Good+ 75-150 York2024-255 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12099/york2024-255 York2024-255. INCLINOMETER. Melick. The rare and very collectible cast iron mantle clock style. Pinstriping faded but mostly intact, good lettering on backside. Japanning 75%. Dial in nice shape. Good+ 300-500 York2024-254 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12098/york2024-254 York2024-254. BENCH LEVEL. Has elaborate gold painting, marked with German name on metal plaque. 8" long with shafting groove and cross vial and level vial, both vials are intact. Good+ 50-100 York2024-253 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12097/york2024-253 York2024-253. LOT OF TWO CAST IRON LEVELS. Fitchburg. Two examples of Webb's patent level in 8-1/2" and 12" sizes. Both have intact vials, some rust on both. Smaller one has groove carved across top part of vial casing. Missing labels as usual. Good 75-150 York2024-252 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12096/york2024-252 York2024-252. CAST IRON LEVEL. Fitchburg. Uncommon 6" size of Webb's patent. Clean with intact vials. No label as usual. Good+ 75-150 York2023-423 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10157/york2023-423 York2023-423 GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Union Gravity Level Co. Patented in 1923 by James Reed of Sioux City, IA, and manufactured by the Union Gravity company of Sioux City, it featured a solid aluminum body and brass dial and was sold in various lengths. This is the 28" version, one of the longest, and in nice condition, noting some scratches to the brown paint on the upper and lower rails and broken glass dial cover. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Good 120-240 York2023-422 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10156/york2023-422 York2023-422 CARPENTER'S LEVEL. Unmarked and probably user made, red mahogany stock, unusually high narrow profile, 24" by 3-1/2" high and 1-1/8" wide. There's a brass vial surround with decorative ends mortised into the top rail, and an uncommon brass lining around the plumb vial porthole. A well made level with good age. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 80-150 York2023-421 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10155/york2023-421 York2023-421 LEVEL WITH SLIDING VIAL COVER. Stratton Bros. A 30" rosewood Stratton No. 1, stamped on the end cap. It has been fitted with a sliding vial cover, mortised into the top rail between the binding. Probably an after-market addition, but very well made. Fine 200-400 York2023-420 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10154/york2023-420 York2023-420 SIGHTING LEVEL. Sibley Patent. Uncommon example of Sibley's 1868 patent manufactured by Warwick Tool Co., unsigned but with blue japanning and brightly polished sides, in what appears to be original sliding lid wooden box with the lid missing. As usual, the removable sights are MIA. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Good+ 200-400 York2023-419 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/10153/york2023-419 York2023-419 LEVEL. Empire Level Mfg. 26" aluminum framed level with three sets of double-opposed vials. Besides the name of Empire Level of Milwaukee, it has "Pat. Nov. '22" cast into the frame. The reference is apparently to Zieman's patent of 11/14/22, which provided for vials to be adjusted around three axes. Apparently Empire quickly realized that was a dumb idea since the third adjustment is missing from the production model. An uncommon level in mint condition. From the collection of Don Rosebrook. Fine 60-120