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Topic tags/keywords: tool unknown identify help level

Hello everyone,

I’m wondering if anyone knows what this is. My best guess is that it was from about 1900.

Its about 1.5 feet long, if that helps. There’s a level on the handle, and I’m wondering if that is this tool’s only purpose?

I appreciate any and all info! I’m really curious what this is, as I have no experience with carpentry.

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#1 posted 422 days ago

Yes, it’s a machinist’s level. The groove in the bottom is so it will sit on round stock. I don’t think it is as old as your guess, as Starrett still makes that tool.

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#2 posted 422 days ago

Level used for metrology work.
Can use with a sine block for accurate angle measurements.

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#3 posted 422 days ago

Very accurate and equally expensive, nice find.

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#4 posted 422 days ago

^ And it’s stunning. Thanks for posting, and congrats!

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