Lord I ask for your help in controlling my tool collecting and things antique in general. Help me to choose wisely, avoiding things I cannot afford and to thin the things I do not need as they are everywhere, clogging all vertical and horizontal spaces and keeping me in trouble. My hobby is collecting, cleaning and restoring tools.My specialty is levels and hand planes but I have done other items as well. I have restored hundreds of levels and planes, including for major collectors and museums. In my descriptions you will find stories about how these came to be and possibly why they are important. I hope you find this site entertaining as well as a source for quality items for your enjoyment. Up for sale we have a rare 28 Antique Stanley No. 96 Brass Bound Machinist Plumb and Level in Rosewood with Dovetailed Brass Ends and Brass Top Plate. This was the departure from the nailed on brass bindings used until 1902 when the Stratton patent expired and Stanley changed to the dovetailed with the difference being they went through the end plates where Stratton doweled them with the end plate covering the edge binding. Stanley also used the Handy Hold on the sides of all their levels at this point.
This is also when Stanley first introduced brass screws on their machinists levels as scientists began to discover the effects of corrosion from dissimilar metals. The brass screws would not show up on standard production levels until during the 1920's. This one sports the blued steel screws for the cover plates. The level is 28" L x 1"5/16" W x 3-1/8" Tall and weighs in at a hefty 4# 9 oz.
Please see pictures and ask any questions. Since many ask for another picture, I include it for review. The item "Antique Rare Stanley No 96 Brass Bound 28 Level and Plumb Very Nice Restored" is in sale since Monday, May 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Levels, Plumb Bobs".
The seller is "lfeehery1956" and is located in San Antonio, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.