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Forum topic by DrSteve posted 905 days ago 857 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DrSteve

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905 days ago

I picked up this wooden torpedo level last weekend at an estate sale. I have searched for information on google and have come up empty. Have found similar levels for sale on ebay, however no information as to origins or manufacturer. I figured that it not terribly rare or valuable and someone on the LJ list must know a bit more about these.

The only identification is the Western Germany stamp on one face.

Anyone have some more information for me.

Thanks


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DrSteve

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#1 posted 904 days ago

Any thoughts at all??

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willie

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#2 posted 904 days ago

Got any pictures?

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#3 posted 904 days ago

Pictures should be visible at the top of the post. They are showing on my browser. Are they showing on yours?

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#4 posted 904 days ago

My guess is that it was made in the U.S./British/French part of occupied Germany during the years after the Third Reich (1945) and before West Germany became a state (1949).

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#5 posted 903 days ago

Pictures showing now, not earlier. No clue on who made this or when, sorry.

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#6 posted 903 days ago

I think Western Germany makings were used through the 50s and into the 60s..I’ll have to look at some of the stuff at home.
I know I also have a saw marked W.Germany

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