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Offline Hoarder

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LEA pocket level
« on: May 30, 2017, 03:29:21 PM »
Another inherited tool find in hollowed out wood handle. I guess this is a pocket level?? LEA MFG CO. PAT Pending. it's exactly 2-3/16 inches long. Besides my best efforts I'm unable to find anything about LEA. Anyone heard of them?

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Re: LEA pocket level
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 07:27:22 PM »
Here's a level patent by Langdon Lea of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Looks an awful lot like yours:
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Offline turnnut

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Re: LEA pocket level
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 07:51:37 PM »
 if you google;  lea mfg. co. level,  you will see a few that sold on ebay.   

  sorry, not rare.

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Re: LEA pocket level
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 07:11:33 AM »
Thanks Plyerman that patent appears to nail it and the LEA connection as well. Turnnut I also found these for sale on the internet. It's not that I think it's rare but I'm just curious of the time period. I guess from the patent date these were produced in the late 1920's. Still strange I can find nothing about the company.

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Re: LEA pocket level
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 08:02:27 AM »
Google Biffy Lea