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Rabone Spirit Level SL83
Rabone Spirit Level SL83
Original, quality post war chunky, pale mahogany spirit level with a sheet brass top plate impressed "J. Rabone and Sons maker Birmingham" and "Warranted Correct." This example has a window to the top to view the clear spirit bubble and one through the body sideways to view a vertical bubble. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the woodwork refinished. Complete and in good and working order. 10" x 1.75" x 1.25".  
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Price: 56.00


Mahogany Spirit Level SL81
Original, quality late 19th century well used and battered mahogany spirit level with a sheet brass top and two brass end plates to the underside. The top has a crude shaped window to view the clear spirit bubble, and the woodwork body is well weathered and worn. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, the wooden body refinished and all is complete and in good and working order. 10" x 1" x 1.25". 
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Price: 34.00


Mahogany Spirit Level SL81



Brass and Ebony Spirit Level SL80
Brass and Ebony Spirit Level SL80
Original, quality late 19th century ebony spirit level with a brass plate covering the top and two brass end plates to the underside. The top has a cutout window to view the clear spirit bubble but no maker's name or reference. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 10" x 0.75" x 0.75". 
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Price: 45.00


Midland Saw and Tool Co Spirit Level SL79
Original, quality late 19th century fruitwood spirit level with a thick brass plate the total length to both the top and underside. The top has a two section window to view the clear spirit bubble and is stamped "Warranted Correct" and for the manufacturer "Midland Saw and Tool Co Ltd." The two sides also have a small circular viewing hole. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the wood refinished. One old wormhole to one side, well treated, otherwise, all is complete and in good and working order. 15" x 1.5" x 1.25".  
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Price: 85.00


Midland Saw and Tool Co Spirit Level SL79



Rabone Ebony Spirit Level SL78
Rabone Ebony Spirit Level SL78
Original, quality 1920's / 30's ebony spirit level, with a brass plate to the upper with two windows to view the spirit bubble and two end brass plates to the underside. The top is stamped "J. Rabone and Sons makers Birmingham England" and "Warranted Correct,No 1340". Has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 9" x 0.75" x 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


Rabone Ebony Spirit Level SL77
Original, quality 1920's / 30's ebony spirit level, with a brass plate to the upper with two windows to view the spirit bubble and two end brass plates to the underside. The top is stamped "J. Rabone and Sons makers Birmingham England" and "Warranted Correct No 1340". Has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. 10" x 0.75" x 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


Rabone Ebony Spirit Level SL77



Ebony and Brass Spirit Level   SL74
Ebony and Brass Spirit Level SL74
Original, quality, late 19th century, ebony spirit level with a thick sheet brass top plate with a cut out window to view the clear bubble from the top and sides. Each end also has an end plate of brass to the underside. Polished, lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 10" x 1" + 0.75".  
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Price: 56.00


Mathieson Spirit Level SL73
Original, quality, late 19th century, mahogany spirit level with a sheet brass top plate and two end plates to the underside. This unusual example has an open window to the top plate with a clear bubble beneath and is impressed "Warranted Proven Tubes" to one end and "A Mathieson and Son Glasgow Edinburgh" for the maker to the other. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 10" x 0.75" + 0.75".  
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Price: 75.00


Mathieson Spirit Level   SL73



Rabone Spirit Level   SL72
Rabone Spirit Level SL72
Original, quality, late 19th century, heavy mahogany spirit level with a sheet brass top and underside. This superb example has a decorative fretted out window to the top with a clear bubble beneath and is impressed "Warranted Correct" and "John Rabone and Son Maker Birmingham". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 10" x 1.25" + 1.1/8".  
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Price: 95.00


Sorby Boxwood Rule and Level SL71
Original, quality, late 19th century, boxwood 12" rule calibrated in inches and parts thereof with a brass framed horizontal spirit level mounted in the middle top and a vertical bubble to one end. Each end of the rule also has a brass bound "L" plate 1.5" long up and along. The rule is stamped "Warranted Correct" to one side and "I. Sorby Sheffield" for the maker to the other. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 12" x 1.5" + 0.5" 
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Price: 125.00


Sorby Boxwood Rule and Level   SL71



Brass and Mahogany Spirit Level   SL69
Brass and Mahogany Spirit Level SL69
Original, quality, late 19th century, mahogany spirit level with a thick brass plate to the top and a cut out window to view the clear glass bubble. This good example has ten countersunk screws to the top plate, but no maker's name. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 12" x 1.25" + 1".  
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Price: 75.00


Preston Ebony and Brass Spirit Level SL68
Original, quality, late 19th century, ebony spirit level with a brass plate to the top and two brass end plates to the underside. The top has a fretted window to the centre to view the clear spirit bubble and is impressed for the manufacturer "E Preston and Sons Birmingham England" and "Warranted Correct". The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 10" x 1" tall x 0.75" wide.  
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Price: 75.00


Preston Ebony and Brass Spirit Level   SL68



Hosers Ebony Spirit Level   SL66
Hosers Ebony Spirit Level SL66
Original, quality, late 19th century, ebony spirit level with brass plates top and bottom, each fixed with eight countersunk steel screws. The top plate has a fretted window to view the clear bubble and is engraved for the manufacturer "Hosers Limited London" and "Warranted Correct". One side of the ebony body is impressed in large letters "GLCC" could this be for The Gas Light and Coke Company ? The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. 9" x 1" + 1".  
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Price: 95.00


Rosewood Spirit Level SL62
Original, quality, late 19th century, large Rosewood spirit level with a brass top plate, two end plates to the underside and both a vertical level and a horizontal one. The top brass plate is engraved "Warranted Correct" and "John Rabone and Sons, Birmingham" for the maker. The top brass plate has an open fretted viewing panel to see the horizontal clear bubble and twelve steel screws. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 18" x 2.5" tall + 1.5" wide.  
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Price: 185.00


Rosewood Spirit Level   SL62



Ebony Spirit Level   SL61
Ebony Spirit Level SL61
Original, quality, late 19th century, ebony spirit level with a brass top plate and two end plates to the underside and both a vertical level and a horizontal one. The top brass plate is engraved "Warranted Correct" and "E Preston and Sons, Birmingham, England" for the maker. The top brass plate has a decorative cut viewing panel to see the horizontal clear bubble and six steel screws. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 12" x 1.75" tall + 1.25" wide.  
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Price: 125.00

Online Catalogue > Spirit Levels