This antique Leveling Instrument was patented Nov. 23, 1880 by J.W. Harmon of Boston, Massachusetts. John W. Harmon made levels and rules from 1860 to 1907. He had two patents.
There are both vertical and horizontal levels on this instrument and the tool is in good working order and would be a great addition to a collection of antique tools or a conversation piece in your office or study.
This is similar to the level featured on the cover of Don Rosebrook's "American Levels" book. A wonderful piece for the serious level collector.
Measurements: Base Length: 9" Sight Tube: 11 3/8" Height: 3 1/4" (base to top of sight tube) 3 1/2"(topmost height)
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Side note: In 2015, a casting associate from Leftfield Pictures contacted this shop representing the History Channel's "Pawn Stars" show and took an interest in this 1880s Leveling Instrument.
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