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Sand's-Stevens line level
« on: May 14, 2017, 07:25:32 PM »
Going through a inherited tool box found what looked like a wooded tool handle, but it had a cork in it's end. Inside this line level was kept. Attached 1932 popular mechanics add is a later version of this level. I have no idea how much older this one is.

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Re: Sand's-Stevens line level
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 07:31:27 PM »

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Re: Sand's-Stevens line level
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 08:02:06 PM »
Still in business today.

http://www.krafttool.com/products/by-category/sands-level

Mike

Yes I found that also. But what strange I can't find old catalogs for the Sands level & Tool company. Did Krafttool obliterate past history?

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Re: Sand's-Stevens line level
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 06:21:56 PM »
Nice find!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Sand's-Stevens line level
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 09:28:09 AM »
I really like finding things in wood tubes / boxes.

What makes you think it is older than the one in the advertisement?
Are those ends some kind of brass or copper with a patina, painted or ?

Level looks to be in great shape. It also looks to be higher quality.

Nice Find

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Re: Sand's-Stevens line level
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 07:59:32 PM »
Yes the ends are brass. Years in the bottom of a tool box created the color. I stated this was an older version based on locating others for sale on line and it was stated the round versions are older. I have no proof of this since I can't located information about the company or their products. 

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Re: Sand's-Stevens line level
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 12:30:30 PM »
EDIT: Oop I see Mike already posted a link to the Kraft Tool website.

I see there was a Stevens Level Co. In Newton Falls, Ohio in the early 1900's. Must be Sands bought out or merged with Stevens at some point, which would explain the SANDS-STEVENS marking.


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Re: Sand's-Stevens line level
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 12:58:37 PM »
Boy, that's sure nicer than my sheet-metal-tube Stanley line level!