Vintage American Level, 48" Wood Tool, VA 060930, Gray Industrial Decor, Carpenters Instrument, Aluminum Rails, Bubbles Intact

$243.75 $325.00

The distressed American gray and brown wooden level with aluminum top and bottom rails is in very good condition. There are three windows with two bubbles per window. All six bubbles are intact. The black plastic ends of this gorgeous decorative industrial collectible are still intact. While all of the bubbles are intact and this level appears to still be in great working condition, it is being offered in this listing as a decorative collectible.

According to references, American levels are becoming increasingly rare and desirable. In addition, the numbers and particular "American" logo appear to be older than the versions with stickers for identification. Also, the numbers below the logo appear to be 060930 48. However, the 9 is hardly legible. Since the level does not have a date stamp, it is simply described as vintage. However, references with the same "burned-in" or "heat-stamped" style logo are described as antique. Antique must be 100 years old or older. The aluminum rails and black plastic ends may or may not have been in use over 100 years ago.

There is a little surface crack on the edge of the hole close to the end. The crack is approximately 1/8" deep. Hence, it does not run through the center of the wood. The black plastic ends have a distressed and worn appearance. Also, there appears to be some left-over material in the little dipped-in holes on the ends. While the level was wiped down with a damp cloth, there are some places where residual debris is still intact.

There are obvious signs of wear and distress on this gorgeous decorative industrial collectible. However, other than the surface crack just mentioned, there are no breaks, cracks, deep chips, or repair marks on this gorgeous 48" American level. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks that are consistent with the purpose for which this old level was designed - to check level and plumb.

The decorative possibilities for this gorgeous American level are many. The entryway or living area wall would be enhanced by the addition of this gorgeous gray and brown Carpenter's tool. Also, the man-cave or office would welcome this worn and distressed collectible industrial tool as a reminder that even though time and work can add a lot of wear, we are still useful and important. In addition, the mantle or open collectibles shelf would grow in interest and become an instant conversation piece upon the arrival of this gorgeous industrial decoration.

The collector will appreciate this gorgeous gray and brown distressed American level for its very good condition and overall worn appearance.

The distressed 48" wood and aluminum American level weighs approximately 68 oz.

The gorgeous gray and brown wooden level with aluminum top and bottom rails measures 48" in length x 2.25" tall x 1 1/8" deep.

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Vintage American Level Wooden Carpenter's Tool VA 060930 48 with 6 Bubbles 2 Bubbles Per Window All Bubbles Intact Aluminum Top and Bottom Rails Brown Gray Color

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