Stanley No 36 Adjustable Metallic Plumb and Level

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Stanley No. 36 Level ( Later Type)5

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1898 Catalog Image of Stanley No. 36 Level
Features: All sizes available as a "shafting level" with a grooved bottom, Stanley's No 36G; "Prooved" vials.
Manufactured1: 1898 to 1977
Justus Traut's 8/4/1896 (construction, improved eclipse cover) - Trauts & Bodmer's 6/23/1896 (marking method)
6, 9, 12, 18, 24 inches long (1898 Catalog had only 12,18, & 24" models)
Cast Iron
Finish: Japanned
Average Price1:
$10 to $50
6 inch size: $35 to $75
W.W.II era: $50 to $100 (with copper finish)
Notes1:  Rotaing or eclipse vial covers were offered starting in 1935. An unusual later variation is known with the vial mounted on a case iron base. In the 1930's, the vials were adjustable by a single screw. The number 36G is often misread as 360, which is not a model number. various style castings were used for this model throughout its production history. From 1947-49, Stanley produced an unusual variation with an extra heavy rib along the inside of the casting. value is from $25 to $100.

1. Walter, John . "Antique & Collectable Stanley Tools, Guide to Identity and Value",   2nd Edition, 1996
2. The Stanley Catalog Collection, 1855 to 1898, The Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey
3. Wood, Jack P.  "Early 20th Century Stanley Tools, Price Guide". Contains reprints of the 1909 and 1926 Stanley Works Tool Catalogs.
4. Smith, Roger K., Reprint of Stanley Catalog No 120 orginally issued in 1923, "Carpenters' and Mechanics Tools", The Stanley Rule and & Level Plant, The Stanley Works, New Britain, Conn., U.S.A.
5. Stanley No 36,  Tool Collection of Gordon Muster . Very Fine Condition  Near new Condition.Purchased March 2001 on Ebay for $36.