Stanley No 95 Carpenters Plumb and Level

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Stanley 95  Carpenters Plumb and Level Type 15
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1897 Catalog Image of Stanley 95  Carpenters Plumb and Level 2
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1909 Catalog Image of Stanley 95  Carpenters Plumb and Level 3
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1923 Catalog Image of Adjustable Level Frame Details4
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1923 Catalog Image Showing Plumb Glass Mounting Details for Adjustable Levels4
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Top Plate with Early Trademark and  Traut's 6/2/1891,  2/4/1896, and   6/23/1896 Patent Dates5
Manufactured1: 1897 to 1935
Patents1: Justus Traut's 7/17/1894 (simplified vial carrier)  - Traut's 2/4/1896 (Design patent for level frame)
Sizes1: 24 to 30 inches long
Construction1: lacquered mahogany, brass bound, corners, lips, top plate
Average Price1: $50 to $125
Notes1: Extra brass corner tips through 1911. 
      Adjustable Levels have the level glass set in plaster in a metal case. This case is fastened to a steel base on one end by a screw and bushing and on the other (adjusting end) by a special spring and adjusting screw. The case complete is fastened securely in the level by two wood screws. The top plate is independent of the level case thus permitting the level to be easily adjusted.
     The Plumb Glass in adjustable levels are set in a case flanged at one end, and is secured to a specially formed cap so made that there is leeway for rotating the flanged case for the proper alignment. Cut C.

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 95 Type 1,  Tool Collection of Gordon Muster . Very Fine Condition. Brass has only typical dings and scratchs from use and a nice unpolished patina . Mahogany has only usual dings from use.Purchased March 2001 on Ebay for $66.