L1 - Stanley No. 36 Metallic Adjustable Level. Type 1.
Made in five lengths (from 6 to 24”), this, the 6 inch size is the least
commonly seen. This example, not having the later eclipse vial covers, and with
two patent dates (8/4/96 and 6/23/96) and a “B” casting mark is the first type,
made about 1898. Although not marked with a “G” for grooved bottom, this is
such a model. The nickel trim on rail edges and top and bottom surfaces is
mostly worn or dulled, but nearly all of the japanning is present. The three
vials have complete and shiny nickeled surfaces. The bubbles are all good. It
is a scarce early level. Fine.
Price - $50.00