Up for sale we have a rare 12 Antique Stanley No. 98 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.
The level is 12" L x 1"1/32" W x 2-1/16" Tall. Please see pictures and ask any questions. The item "Antique Rare Stanley No 98 Brass Bound 12 Level and Plumb Very Nice Restored" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 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.