What would this type of level had been used for?

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Lisa hanson, Jul 16, 2019.


I know this is an old level however, it do not know what it is used for?

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  1. Lisa hanson

    Lisa hanson Student of the Past

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    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Cool looking.
    How long is it?
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  3. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Bird Feeder

    Called a “pocket level”, looks like a Davis, any marks?
  4. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Nice old level - brass top, cast iron base.
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  5. Lisa hanson

    Lisa hanson Student of the Past

    It is about 90mm X 12mm X 12mm / ~3.5 in. X 0.5 in. X 0.5 in.
    I am not seeing any markings. I found it in my Grandfather's creamery on the family's heritage farm. I was wondering if there was a specific use for this type level with the little round knobs on the ends having a specific purpose. The farm was a dairy / agriculture farm that was homestead approx. 154 years ago.
  6. Lisa hanson

    Lisa hanson Student of the Past

    Being brass is a soft metal - it may have worn off. I could try to restore it with a little acid-etching.
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  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I would not think this is a good idea.
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  9. tmc

    tmc New Member

    Yes, it’s a Davis Level & Tool Co No.14 Iron Pocket Level. They are often as not completely unmarked.
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  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Lisa hasn't been seen in the better part of a year, but interesting for the rest of us. :)
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