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S/3136 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany and Brass Spirit Level

A Victorian mahogany rounded ended and brass mounted spirit level, with horizontal readings, inscribed 'J Rabone and Sons Makers Birmingham Warranted Correct'.

John Rabone and Sons were tool and rule makers in Birmingham. In 1872 the company's newly patented spirit levels and rules were exhibited in Moscow and Vienna in Europe, and Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.

They merged with James Chesterman and Company, tool makers of Sheffield in 1963 and are now trading as Rabone Chesterman at Hockley Abbey Works, Whitmore Street, Birmingham 18. The family still runs the business today.

9 in. (23 cm.) Wide
1 in. (3 cm.) Deep
1 in. (3 cm.) High
English Circa 1880