Presented is a very decorative and rare 24" cast iron level made in the early 1900's by the L. S. Starrett Company of Athol, MA. This company, which still exists today, was founded in 1880 in by Laroy S. Starrett who, by the way, also invented the combination square in 1877.
A very attractive tool with a unique scrolled pattern in the cast iron and it's in overall good condition. Please note that most of the original black paint has chipped off and there is light surface rust. And the other issue is on one end of the level the glass bubble vial is broken. (This broken glass vile shows best in the last photo depicted) The other two glass levels are clear and the bubbles are operable and intact. A stamped impression engraved in the plate portion of the center level bubble reads, "THE L.S.S. CO. ATHOL, MASS. U.S.A." This marking is barely discernible, but can be read clearly under a magnifying glass.
Measuring 24" long by 2" tall and 7/8" thick, this is a great vintage piece to add to any collection. Please call or e-mail us with any questions.
Item ID: TM114