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Measuring Tools: Rules, Levels, and Gauges

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Rulers, Bevels, Squares & Tapes


Stephens & Co. No. 36 Brass & Boxwood Combination Level Inclinometer Rule

Tool Type: inclinometer level
Brand: Stephens & Co.
Materials: Boxwood, brass, glass
Marks: No 36 STEPHENS & CO RIVERTON, CT. PATENTED JAN. 12, 1853
Condition: bubble vial is unbroken, little chip near one of the rivets, locking pin is intact, age patina
Measurements: 12" long unfolded, 3/8" x 5/8" legs

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Price: $125.00


Antique Star Tool Company 12" Blade Adjustable Carpenter's Bevel Square

Tool Type: adjustable bevel square
Maker: star tool company
Materials: rosewood, brass, steel
Marks: faint star
Condition: wear, patina, lock works
Measurements: 12" blade, 7 3/4" handle

Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5

Price: $50.00


Type 2 Stanley Rule & Level Company No. 36 Boxwood & Brass Calipered Rule

Tool Type: Folding carpenter's caliper rule
Maker: Stanley Rule & Level Company
Materials: Boxwood, brass
Marks: STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO No 36
Condition: Dark old patina, locking pin is present
Measurements: Unfolds to 6" long

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Price: $32.00


Early Antique Sussfeld & Lorsch Co. Dennison U.S. Standard Mainspring Gauge

Tool Type: Horologist and watch maker's mainspring gauge tool
Maker: Sussfeld Lorsch & Company
Materials: Brass, steel
Marks: SUSFELD LORSCH & CO NEW YORK DENNISON U.S. STANDARD
Condition: Some patina and tarnish, still quite legible
Measurements: 5 15/16" long, 15/16" wide

Additional Photos: 1 2

Price: $25.00


Antique George Partridge & Son of Darlaston Wire Gauge & Caliper

Tool Type: "partridge" combination wire gauge and caliper, very early model
Maker: George Partridge & Sons (of Darlaston, England, operated circa 1816 to 1950)
Materials: cast steel
Marks: PARTRIDGE MAKER DARLASTON
Condition: Dark old patina, some light pitting
Measurements: 8 1/4" long when closed, 4" wide

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Price: $85.00


Antique 1849-1873 Boxwood Job & George Henry Walker Ship Builder's Bevel Rule

Tool Type: Shipbuilder's bevel
Maker: Stanley Rule & Level Company
Materials: boxwood, brass
Marks: J. & G.H. WALKER MAKERS, NEW YORK (mark belongs to Job & George Henry Walker, worked circa 1849-1873)
Condition: Old patina, tarnish, scratches, signs of aging and wear
Measurements: 12" long, blades are 7" and 3" long

Additional Photos: 1 2 3

Price: $115.00


Antique Early Sargent "Eureka" style Wingnut Locking T Bevel Square

Tool Type: Sliding T Bevel
Maker: Sargent
Materials: cast iron, steel
Marks: none
Condition: Locking mechanism works, dark patina and tarnish, has three file marks along one edge (not sure if they're owner's or maker's), blade has some slight bends
Measurements: 7" handle, 9 7/8" long blade

Additional Photos: 1 2 3

Price: $85.00


Antique Henry Disston & Sons Steel Try Square

Tool Type: Try square
Maker: Henry Disston & Sons
Materials: drop forged steel, cast iron
Marks: DISSTON; HENRY DISSTON & SONS
Condition: old dark patina
Measurements: 7 1/4" x 4 1/2"

Additional Photos: 1 2

Price: $20.00


Antique Star Tool Company Adjustable T Bevel

Tool Type: Adjustable T Bevel
Maker: Star Tool Company
Materials: drop forged steel, brass, rosewood
Marks: E.H. GILES (owner's mark); PAT. NOV 5 1887; TOOL CO (in a star); A WARDWELL (on blade, owner's mark)
Condition: old dark patina, screw lock still works
Measurements: 10" blade, 6 3/4" handle

Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4 5

Price: $65.00


Antique Early Circa 18th Century Hardwood Bevel

Tool Type: Bevel
Maker: unknown
Materials: some kind of dark hardwood
Marks: J.T (looks like 1700's font) Condition: Dark patina, pin is rusty
Measurements: 11 1/2" long closed, 10 1/4" blade

Additional Photos: 1 2 3

Price: $35.00


Levels


Antique 1878-1928 E.T. Burrowes of Portland, Maine 12" Wooden Level

Tool Type: wooden level
Maker: E.T. Burrowes
Materials: wood, steel, glass
Marks: E.T. BURROWES CO. PORTLAND, ME
Condition: Wear on the plaque, glass is intact
Measurements: 12" long, 2" tall, 1" wide

Additional Photos: 1 2 3 4

Price: $16.00


Antique L.S. Starrett 24" Filligreed No. 132 Bench Level w/ General Electric Stamp

Tool Type: Cast iron benchlevel
Maker: L.S. Starrett
Materials: Cast iron, glass, japanned finish
Marks: GEN. ELEC. CO. TOOL DEPT. 2ND B; THE L.S.S. CO. ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A.
Condition: Bubble vial intact, finish is in good shape.
Measurements: 24" long, 2" tall, 7/8" wide

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Price: $225.00


Antique Dreier Brothers True Pitch Level for Pipe Plumbing

Tool Type: True pitch plumbing level
Maker: Dreier Brothers (worked out of Chicago, Illinois)
Materials: Mahogany, steel, glass Marks: FLOW; True Pitch Level ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE PIPE TRADES DREIER BROTHERS Chicago 37; Gaurantee IF THIS MAHOGANY EVER BENDS, WARPS, TWISTS, SPLITS OR DISTORTS, WE WILL REPLACE IT FREE DREIER BROTHERS; Instruction stickers are still attached
Condition: Has some scuffs, scrapes and dings, some wear on the adjustment knobs. Adjustment knobs still thread and move, glass bubble vial is intact.
Measurements: 20 1/2" long, 3 1/4" tall, 1 1/4" wide

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Price: $42.00


Antique Davis Level & Tool No. 2 Machinist's Iron Level

This antique Davis Level & Tool Co. level is 12" long, 2 1/4" tall, and 7/8" wide. Appears to be a No. 2 Machinist's Iron Level based on the company catalog page shown below. The bubble IS intact on this piece.
This item is an early clinometer level often used in ship building in order to build a boat/ship level when it is on a building ways. The level is set to the degrees of the ship building ways (boat ramp). 6294

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Price: $265.00


Gauges


E.C. Stearns & Co. Steel Butt Marking Gauge, No. 85

This is a steel E.C. Stearns & Co. Butt Gauge. Both rods and spurs are intact, and the 1/16th inch increment markings are very legible. The tool is marked "E.C. STEARNS&CO." and "85". It weighs 10.3 ounces and is 3 inches long. The brass knob may have been a replacement, not sure, but it works fine.

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Price: $14.00


12" Beechwood Carpenter's Scratch Gauge

This antique beech wood scratch gauge is marked "J.G.," probably an owner's mark. 12" long overall.

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Price: $12.00