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Offline Nasutushenri

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Starrett level
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:14:23 AM »
I always look for American tools.
Yesterday I found this level in the local charity shop.
Paid € 1.50 ($ 1.77)
The three bubbles work well.
Is it antique ?

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Henri
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Offline lptools

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Re: Starrett level
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 07:51:27 AM »
Hello, Henri. Nice find!!!  My 1938 catalog shows your level as a No. 132 Bench Level , with double plumbs. I believe the company was known as L. S. Starrett from 1808 to 1909, and then The L. S. Starrett Co. from 1909 to the present day. Regards, Lou
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Re: Starrett level
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 10:46:48 AM »
Did you have a mask on and a gun in your pocket? That was a steal.

Offline Nasutushenri

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Re: Starrett level
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 05:45:22 AM »
Did you have a mask on and a gun in your pocket? That was a steal.

Didn't have to do that.
There are few tool collectors in the Netherlands, so prices are low in that sort of shops.

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Henri
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Offline Nasutushenri

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Re: Starrett level
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2018, 05:51:13 AM »
Hello, Henri. Nice find!!!  My 1938 catalog shows your level as a No. 132 Bench Level , with double plumbs. I believe the company was known as L. S. Starrett from 1808 to 1909, and then The L. S. Starrett Co. from 1909 to the present day. Regards, Lou

Yes Lou, I was very happy with my find.
So my Starrett level may have been made in the thirties, so I call it "vintage".
According to various posts on forums, dating of Starrett tools is rather difficult.

Regards,
Henri
« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 06:03:18 AM by Nasutushenri »
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Re: Starrett level
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2018, 04:42:48 PM »
You got a real beauty there.   Nice going! :smiley: