Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info https://finetoolj.com/ 2019-05-19T08:18:45+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 E-289 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2899/e-289 E-289. LEVEL SIGHT. Unmarked and probably user made. Two heavy cast brass brackets with knurled set screws and a 19" copper sighting tube with cross hairs at one end. From the Don Rosebrook collection. Fine 60-120 E-227 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2837/e-227 E-227. ADJUSTABLE MASON'S LEVEL. Stanley No. 45. Nice clean example of a level that was generally used hard and abused. 48" long, two adjustable vials marked with patent dates, T mark on vial cover. Includes a plumb bob that's probably not original (the nylon line definitely isn't) but fits. Good+ 50-100 E-226 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2836/e-226 E-226. INCLINOMETER. Helb Patent Grade Level Finder. 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 less common variation without the porthole plumb vial. Wood and brass very clean, some foxing on the dial. A nice example of an uncommon level that is a wonderful gizmo. Every collection needs a Helb. Good+ 150-250 E-225 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2835/e-225 E-225. MYSTERY GRAVITY INCLINOMETER. There's a brass plate in the face that presumably once held a gravity pointer but its MIA, the plate also has a small "PAT" stamped into it but whether it was ever patented is unknown. 30" cherry brass tipped stock, pretty clean. There's a hole in the stock behind the plate that may have had something to do with the mechanism. From Don Rosebrook's collection, and if he ever identified it we don't know about it. Good- 60-120 E-224 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2834/e-224 E-224. LOT OF THREE CAST IRON LEVELS. Williamsburg Mfg. Co, 18", and two by C.E. Jennings, both 12", one with top mounted vial and one with center-mounted adjustable vial. The last has a broken corner and one broken plumb vial, otherwise all nice and clean. Good better. 90-160 E-223 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2833/e-223 E-223. LOT OF TWO CAST IRON LEVELS. An 18" No. 7 carpenter's level by Davis Level Tool, later type with rounded ends on the level vial and a brass signature plate, nice condition noting a hole drilled in the bottom plate and some paint speckles. Plus a 24" Stanley No. 36 machinist level, early type without vial covers, good condition noting loss of nickel on one plumb vial. Good 60-100 E-222 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2832/e-222 E-222. PEDESTAL BENCH LEVEL. These levels with their distinctive acorn-shaped finials are unmarked but we're pretty sure they were made by one of the Massachusetts machine shops. 4" long, good original vial, one flaw in japanning. Good+ 60-120 E-221 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2831/e-221 E-221. CAST IRON LEVEL. Stanley No. 36. The No. 36 was the workhorse of the Stanley line for nearly a century and examples can be found under every rock, but this is the uncommon Type 1 with the two patent dates cast into the ends and B casting mark, 9", shafting groove, eclipse vial cover on level vial only. Fine 50-100 E-220 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2830/e-220 E-220. CAST IRON LEVEL. Davis Level Tool Co. No. 6. Type 3 with the brass name plate, 12", there's a small chip out of the top rail but otherwise super clean. Good+ 80-150 E-219 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2829/e-219 E-219. CAST IRON LEVEL. Davis Cook. Sometimes known as the pretzel or pinwheel style, the shortest, 12", version with ogee ends. All cast iron D Cs are uncommon but the 12" ones are genuinely rare. This one has intact vial assemblies with almost no rust, japanning 60%, all corners intact. From the Don Rosebrook collection. Good+ 350-700 E-120 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2730/e-120 E-120. MANTLE CLOCK INCLINOMETER. L.L. Davis No. 1. Earliest version of the classic Davis inclinometer prior to the formation of Davis Level Tool, gold highlighting about 90%, slight loss of japanning. Good+ 200-400 E-119 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2729/e-119 E-119. MACHINIST'S LEVEL. Stratton Bros. No. 10. Type 5, 12", good vials, mild overall dinging, good brass. Good+ 100-200 E-118 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2728/e-118 E-118. LOT OF FOUR BRITISH LEVELS. A Mathieson No. 07C, 9" ebony with solid brass top and feet, a Rabone Sons 8" torpedo level with some wear to wood; a 10" Buist, ebony with decorative brass top plates and uncommon very small "Buist" stamp, and a 4" combination level and rule, unsigned but could be Preston. Good better 150-250 E-117 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2727/e-117 E-117. LOT OF TWO WOODEN LEVELS. A Chapin-Stephens Co. 28" cherry with boxwood inclinometer dial (paper backing missing), looks like wood has been sanded, brass tips, small hang hole; and a 24" Stratton Bros. No. 1 in mahogany (much rarer than rosewood), brassbound, wood has moderate dinging, unreadable remnants of a round label on the end. Good 60-120 E-116 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2726/e-116 E-116. WOODEN LEVEL. Belknap Blue Grass. 30" cherry level with brass tips and two porthole plumbs. It's marked by Belknap Hardware of Louisville and still has its original Bluegrass hardware tag, but it was clearly manufactured by Baker McMillen of Ohio. It has the glass vial enclosures used by Baker McMillen and patented in 1904, and since it's also marked patent pending it presumably predates the issuance of the patent. At first we thought it had been relaquered but it looks like that's its original finish. Like new. Fine 80-150 E-115 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2725/e-115 E-115. LOT OF TWO SMALL LEVELS. L.L Davis No. 37-1/2 clamp on level, unsigned as most are, missing its locking screw. And an L.S. Starrett No. 130 bench level, japanning about 50%. Good 60-100 E-114 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2724/e-114 E-114. LOT OF TWO CAST IRON LEVELS. Goodell-Pratt. Uncommon 6" version, very clean but one broken plumb vial, and 18" with shafting groove, vial cover rusty. Good 60-110 E-113 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2723/e-113 E-113. INCLINOMETER. Davis Level Tool Co. 12" version of Davis's iconic level. Second version with thinner filigree casting. One broken corner but it's at the back so you can turn it to the wall, filigree immaculate with 99% japanning; super clean dial with intact pointer. Good+ 125-200 E-112 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 2019-04-19T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/2722/e-112 E-112. CAST IRON 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. User name scratched lightly on level vial case. Good+ 60-110 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.