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S/1994 Antique Treen 19th Century Mahogany and Brass Spirit Level

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

John Rabone and Sons were established circa 1784, being a 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.

Sold 9 in. (25 cm.) Wide
in. (2 cm.) Deep
1 in. (4 cm.) High
English Circa 1880