Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://finetoolj.com/ 2019-03-20T08:53:49+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B-475 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2042/b-475 B-475 BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. This resembles a Stratton Bros. No. 10, rosewood and 6-1/2" long, but the brass binding isn't pinned to the end plates, it doesn't have any Stratton markings or vial marker, and has "No. 12" stamped in the wood. Clearly manufactured but we don't know who made it. From the Don Rosebrook collection.Good+ 100-200 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-474 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2041/b-474 B-474 BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Stanley No. 98. Stanley's top of the line brass bound rosewood level in the very rare 6" size. Early type with nailed-on brass strips before the Stratton patents expired. The plumb vial covers are dented in but intact, original vials, wood has some minor scratches.Good+ 250-450 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-473 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2040/b-473 B-473 GRAVITY 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 one has a rosewood stock which we've never seen and it looks almost new; it's possible someone transplanted the works from a Helb onto a new rosewood stock but if so they did a hell of a job. All the works are bright and clean and the brass is polished.Fine 350-650 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-472 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2039/b-472 B-472 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 24" version and in very nice condition.Good+ 200-400 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-471 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2038/b-471 B-471 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 12" version which is probably the rarest. Near mint.Fine 300-500 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-470 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2037/b-470 B-470 INCLINOMETER. Davis Level Tool Co. 18" size with heavier filigree, no gold paint, filigree intact. 2-13/16" tall. Japanning complete, all corners and filigree intact, immaculate dial.Fine 200-350 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-469 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2036/b-469 B-469 INCLINOMETER. Davis Level Tool Co. 24" size with heavier filigree, no gold paint, filigree intact. 2-13/16" tall. Japanning 75%, one small corner chip on rear, good dial with original pointer and one small gouge.Good+ 100-200 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-468 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2035/b-468 B-468 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 decent example with both vials intact and good clean scale. As usual the common wood of which these are made has dings and scratches and one small crack, but above average.Good+ 250-450 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-467 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2034/b-467 B-467 CAST IRON INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis Tall Frame. Earliest version of Davis's iconic inclinometer, 3-3/16" tall. This is the 18" version, with one chipped corner, but filigree intact. It has been repainted, original gold paint about 90% complete. The center dial is very clean with good clear stamp and unrusted pointer.Good+ 300-600 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-466 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2033/b-466 B-466 BRASS-BOUND LEVEL. Chapin-Stephens No. 3. 30" and made of Brazilian tulipwood. From the Don Rosebrook collection, and the level shown in Figure 11-31 of Don's book. Clean and rare.Fine 300-600 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-465 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2032/b-465 B-465 GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Frambes Patent. One of the rarest and most complicated of the gravity inclinometers, patented in 1884 by Richard Frambes of Bakersville, NJ, with a distinctive sliding locking mechanism and beveled vial cover. 24" stock missing one screw on the cover plate, the pendulum is stuck but it looks like a little 3-in-1 oil would do the trick; we'll leave that to the buyer.Good+ 600-1200 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-464 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2031/b-464 B-464 INCLINOMETER. Stanley No. 32. Rare Type 1 of the inclinometer based on Frederick Traut's 1863 patent, with the eagle trademark and patent date stamped in the side. Missing the green label behind the indicator. 28" mahogany stock, brass has been polished, small hanghole.Good+ 200-400 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-463 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2030/b-463 B-463 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, 30" laminated stock very clean, smoothly working mechanism, nickel on metal casing has some light surface corrosion. Owner's name stamped neatly on both sides. From the Don Rosebrook collection.Fine 250-450 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-462 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2029/b-462 B-462 HUGE LEVEL. Apart from track levels, the biggest one we've ever seen, 48" long, 4-1/2" high, 1-1/8" thick, rosewood with brass tips, one plumb vial. Unsigned and undoubtedly user made, it has been kept in pristine condition by a fitted sliding lid box that has an illegible name and the date 1880 written in pencil inside it.Fine 150-250 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-461 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2028/b-461 B-461 SHAFTING LEVEL. Heavy steel base with shafting groove, 12" long, single vial with rotating brass vial cover. In a fitted mahogany box. Unusual design and could be user made but a good job. From the collection of Don Rosebrook.Fine 100-200 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-187 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1754/b-187 B-187 PEDESTAL LEVEL. Davis Level Tool No. 10. One of Davis's rarer levels, never marked but clearly identified from catalogs. 4" long, japanning nearly complete, good original vial.Fine 125-250 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-186 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1753/b-186 B-186 MANTLE CLOCK INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis No. 1. Earliest version of the classic Davis inclinometer with single locking screw at top, gold highlighting about 90%.Good+ 200-400 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-185 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1752/b-185 B-185 DOUBLE VIAL LEVEL. Cast iron triangle, 9-1/2" x 4", with two parallel vials mounted in brass face plate. Marked "patent applied for." We've seen a handful of these, and they were eventually patented, but the name is escaping us. This is the cleanest one we've seen.Fine 200-400 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-184 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1751/b-184 B-184 GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. Rufus Porter. Incredibly rare first type of the inclinometer invented around 1847 by Porter, noted inventor, painter and founder of Scientific American. All known examples have an engraving, presumably by Porter, showing two masons using the inclinometer to build a brick wall; in the first type the engraving lacks the fine detail found in the later versions. The engraving is clear and mostly complete with some water damage and two small missing points in the lower left, the indicator needle still has about 50% of original bluing and most gilding on the weight. In 8-3/4" square frame, glass looks original. Porter inclinometers of any type are very rare and the first type is almost unknown; we know of only a couple of examples and this may be the nicest one. Destined to be the highlight of any advanced collection of inclinometers.Good+ 3000-6000 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-183 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1750/b-183 B-183 CAST IRON LEVEL. Davis Level Tool Co. No. 5. 6" version of Davis's carpenter's plumb and level, the type with the brass name plate shown in Figure 4-31 (top) of Don Rosebrook's book. A user made box has kept it in near mint condition, noting a slight loss of japanning on one end. From the Don Rosebrook collection.Fine 150-250 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-182 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1749/b-182 B-182 COMBINATION INCLINOMETER AND BEVEL. Shoff Patent. Patented in 1873 by Christian Shoff of Osceola, PA, and manufactured by Disston Sons, included a standard mahogany level and plumb with two rotating bevel arms locked by a cast brass thumbscrew against a brass scale. They come in various lengths, all of them uncommon, this is the 18" version which is genuinely rare. Good clean condition with its original scratch awl. From the Don Rosebrook collection.Good+ 300-500 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-181 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1748/b-181 B-181 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 98%; good vials.Fine 100-200 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-180 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1747/b-180 B-180 INCLINOMETER. Kern Patent. Patented in 1906 by Bernard Kern, Jr., of Toledo, but marked only with the patent year like all known examples. This is one of the most attractive and gizmoish of the patented inclinometers with its adjustable central vial assembly and mantle clock shape. Unfortunately they used common softwood for the body, and it has significant wear to finish. 24" long.Good+ 350-700 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-179 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1746/b-179 B-179 COMBINATION LEVEL AND SQUARE. Marx Patent. Very uncommon example of the instrument patented in 1914 by Emil Marx of Royal Center, IN, the Hoosier State's premier level maker. There's a chipped corner on the top rail, and the sliding rod in the back is a replacement missing the hole that should have held a pencil. Clean and complete with some mild surface rust.Good+ 200-350 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA. B-178 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 2019-02-26T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/1745/b-178 B-178 LAMINATED LEVEL. 31" long, beautifully made of seven strips of boxwood and rosewood, heavy cast brass end caps and vial cover. No plumb. Neatly stamped "I.B. Gardner." From the Don Rosebrook collection.Fine 200-400 NOTE: Absentee bidding ends 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 29, 2019. Live auction is at Camp Hill Radisson, 9:00am, March 30, 2019, Camp Hill, PA.