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Squares / Bevels / Angle Dividers / Marking Gauges & More


Squares
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. / Starrett / Brown & Sharpe
Bridge City Tool & Others



Bridge City Tool CT-2 SqueveLevelBridge City Tool CT-2 SqueveLevel This is in very nice condition.  It is Bridge City Tool's 2nd Commemorative Tool issued in 1994.  It is a discontinued tool, and considered scarce.   It combines a square, bevel & level into one tool.  It is in the original box. The certificate of authenticity is included.   Super!!   

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Fine . . . . . $150.00

RB-BCT-CT-2

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Fox / Bruel / Challenge Cutlery SquaresFox / Bruel / Challenge Cutlery Carpenter Squares This style carpenters miter square was first granted a patent back in 1885.  That fellows name was Philo Fox  In 1903, and again in 1921 a Mr. Bruel was granted patents for improvements on the idea.  The cleaner of these is marked with different info than the other.  There is a close up pic of each mark.  All the parties were from Bridgeport CT a hotbed of tool making ideas. Some good, some not.  An interesting tool.  A simplified Swanson speed square ahead of its time.    Nice!!

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Good . . . . . $15.00 / Both

CHC-2FOX-SQ

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William George Clements Patented SquareWilliam George Clements Patent Combination Try Square / Bevel / Protractor This style carpenters square / bevel / protractor  was granted a patent on April 14 1903 in the US.  The inventor was from BC Canada and also patented the idea there.  The blade is marked with both patent dates.  There is a lot going on here with 2 small bevel arms and a protractor type thing at the bottom in addition to the square with holes drilled in it every 1/8".   An interesting tool.    Different!!

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Good . . . . . $15.00

CHC-CLEM-SQ

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Mayes B45 Sqaungle / SquareMayes B45 Sqaungle / Square This style adjustable carpenters square has been around a long time.  This is an early original version that says Pat Pend and is from Johnson City Tenn.  Later versions were put out by Great Neck.   An interesting tool that is useful for roof framing, finish work, and the like.    Different!!

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Good +. . . . . $10.00

CHC-SQANG

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Hawthorns Patented 1917 Square, Level, and PlumbHawthorn Patented 1917 Square, Level, and Plumb This tool was patented on Feb 13, 1917.  It can act as a square, bevel, plumb, inclinometer, or level. It is dirty but in good + condition with almost all original finish.   The level vial is good, and the locking mechanism works. An interesting and usable measuring tool. Nice!!

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Good + . . . . . $15.00

CHC-1917-SQ

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Brown & Sharpe / Ames Patent Center SquareBrown & Sharpe / Ames Patent 6" Center Square This square w/ center head was patented in 1852.  Some light pitting, but good stamp and readable 12ths & 16ths increments. An interesting and early measuring tool. Nice!!

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Good  . . . . . $30.00

CHC-AMES-SQ

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M. A. D. Patent Pending Combination Bevel SquareM. A. D. Patent Pending Combination Bevel Square This combination bevel / square has some major losses to the finish but is in otherwise OK condition.  The stamp is clear and says it is by the Square Manufacturing Co. of Toledo Ohio.  With M. A. D. above that.  I found a similar but different combo square called the Union Square by the Hight Mfg. Co. of Toledo on Google but could find little other info on this or that design.  I have a feeling it was an idea did not go over too well and a couple different makers tried their hands at it.   An interesting combination measurement tool from the past.

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Good  . . . . . $15.00

CHC-MAD-SQ

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Carpenters Try Squares3 Carpenters Try & Miter Squares  OK.  Good users

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CHC-TRY-SQ

Good  . . . . . $10.00 / Choice 

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Stanley Try Square2 Stanley Try Squares  One is a #12 and the other a #14.  Kind of rough, but OK.   

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CHC-2STAN-SQ

Good  . . . . . $15.00 / Pair 

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#439 Starrett Builders Square#439 Starrett 18" Builders Square There is some staining on the blade, but it is not pitted.  One of the 4 bubbles is dead.  Nice enough.   Will be a good user!!   

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CHC-STAR-439SQ

Good  + . . . . . .  $175.00 

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Antique Machinist SquareStarrett 18" Machinist Square w/ Center Head The protractor is marked twice with the # 336.  Nice enough.   Will be a good user!!   

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CHC-STAR-18SQ

Good  . . . . . .  $55.00 

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Union 65 - 12 4 Piece NOS Combination Machinist SquareUnion 615 - 12 4 Piece No. 4 Grad. Combination Machinist Square   NOS - minty nice in original ratty box.   The square is virtually unused and their top of the line, not one of the later light duty things.  Comparable to Starrett.   Nice.

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JF-UNION-SQ

Fine . . . . . $75.00

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Stanley No. 12 TS8M Metric SquareStanley No. 12 TS8M Metric Square   A later model in like new condition.  All metric.  USA made.  Pardon my photography.

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ALA-STAN-MSQ

Fine  . . . . . $40.00

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Millers Falls No. 363 12 Inch Combination SquareMillers Falls No. 363 12" Combination Square  NOS.  With center head and scribe.  Some rust inhibitor remains that will wipe off.    Nice!

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ALA-MF-363-SQ

Good +  . . . . . . $45.00

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Patented Oct 2 1888 P. L. Fox Square / BevelPatented Oct 2 1888 P. L. Fox Square / Bevel   The Fox patent square / bevel / angle layout tool was patented in 1888. The patent number is 390,470 and can be found and viewed using Google Patent search.  This example is in fine condition, and the stamp is still readable on the blade. The bevel portion has graduations marked on it as well.

The collector, true to form, put a coat of his protective lacquer on it. It will wash off.   The tags indicates he bought it from Roger Smith in 1979 and that this was his 3959 tool out of over 15,000 that he cataloged in the tool collection he amassed.   Nice!!

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CYN-FOX-SQ

Good + . . . . . .  $75.00

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Disston # 9 Square w/ BevelDisston # 9 Square w/ Bevel  The overall condition is nice.   It is faintly marked with increments, but I see no maker name or info.  Nice!!

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CHC-D9SQ

Good + . . . . .  $45.00

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2 Large Carpenters Squares2 Large Carpenters Squares  I see no maker names on these.  The larger one measures 18" across the top / outside.  Some light pitting, but all in all pretty Nice!!

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RB-LCS-18                RB-LCS-12

Large 18" . . . . . . . Good  . . . . . .  $30.00     SOLD!!

12" . . . . . . . Good  . . . . . .  $20.00

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Tidgewell / Middletown CT Carpenters SquareTidgewell / Middletown CT 18" Carpenters Square  It is straight with little or no rust or pitting. Good stamp.   Very Nice!!

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CHC-TIG-SQ

Fine . . . . . $75.00 

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Keen Kutter / Simmons Hardware Carpenters SquareKeen Kutter / Simmons Hardware 12" Carpenters Square  Most examples of Keen Kutter tools are beat up and about used to death.  Not so here.  This is about as nice as I have seen.   Good clear stamp and note the fine lines still present in the handle groove.   Very Nice!!

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CHC-KK-SQ

Fine . . . . . $35.00 

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Rosewood Carpenters Square w/ Level in HandleRosewood Carpenters Square w/ Level in Handle  Well used, but a kind of rare variation with a factory level built into the handle.  I see no maker marks.   Nice enough.

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AMN-SQ-LVL

Good  . . . . . $45.00 

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Bevels / Angle Dividers
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. / St Johnsbury Tool Co. & Others



Nelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Bevel w/ Ruler HandleNelson & Hubbard Middletown CT. Rosewood Bevel w/ Ruler Handle  Early & Unusual.  Note the ruler handle, and the brass plaque on the back side.  The blade is nearly 14".

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CYN-NH-BVL    

Good . . . . . . $30.00     SOLD!!

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Stanley # 30 Angle Divider5 Stanley # 30 Angle Dividers   All but one have their original bars.  First three are in very nice condition.  Two of them are sweetheart era.  From the left.

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CHC-30D-1            CHC-30D-2             CHC-30D-3              CHC-30D-4             CHC-30D-5

Left . . . . Fine . . . . . . . $75.00

Left 2 . . . . Fine . . . . . . . $75.00

Middle . . . Fine   . . . . . . . $75.00

Right . . . Good   . . . . . . . $50.00

Far Right . . . Good   . . . . . . . $30.00

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1st Model Stanley #31 Angle Divider w/ Rosewood Handle1st Model Stanley #31 Angle Divider w/ Rosewood Handle   About as nice as one could ask for.   These never had the bottom plate that the later all metal # 30 angle divider has.  Proper as shown, and very nice!! 

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CCC-S31

Fine  . . . . . .  $125.00

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St. Johnsbury Rosewood Infill Bevel w/ 15 Blade15" St. Johnsbury Brass Body Rosewood Infill Bevel  With a 15" blade, this is the largest size bevel St. Johnsbury Tool Co. made and is quite hard to find.  The patent for this bevel was granted on June 14 1870 to Isaiah J. Robinson.  I see no marks, but that is typical.  It was made and sold by the St. Johnsbury Tool Co. located in Vermont.  It has seen use but is in overall nice condition.  The workmanship of this companies tools is unsurpassed.  The brass body is approx. 9" long and the blade is 15" long.   A Super Piece!!

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Fine . . . . . $795.00      SOLD!!

CON-JOHN-15BVL

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St. Johnsbury Double Blade Brass Body Bevel W/ Diamond PatternSt. Johnsbury Double Blade Bevel W/ Diamond Pattern Brass Body  The patent for this design bevel was granted on June 14 1870 to Isaiah J. Robinson.  This bevel was made and sold by the St. Johnsbury Tool Co. located in Vermont  The condition is good with normal wear.  The blades are dirty, but not pitted. The brass body is 5 3/4" long and the blades are 9" long.  The workmanship of this companies tools is unsurpassed and world renowned.  This is a rare variation of one of the many bevels this company offered.  A Super Piece!!

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Good . . . . . $1595.00

CON-JOHN-3BBVL

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Adjustable Gauge Co., Lexington, KY. Angle Divider / 2 Arm Bevel Adjustable Gauge Co., Lexington, KY. Angle Divider / 2 Arm Bevel  The patent # is 895,560.  It was granted in 1908. 2 blades connected by gears similar to Langlais Patent Angle Divider. The finish on the body is like new and original.  The condition is second to none.  The body is 8 1/4" long x 1 3/4" wide.  Nice uncommon gauge

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Fine . . . . . $125.00

RT-1908-BVL

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Smiths 1900 Patent Automatic Framing SquareSmiths 1900 Patent Automatic Framing Square  This Framing tool / square is years ahead of its time using Aluminum for the main body.  Aluminum was a new and strange material at this time.  It was brittle and this square is oftentimes found damaged.  What is here is very nice and damage free!! 

It does have an apology, or make that 2.  It should have 3 steel blades and 2 are missing.  The owner it seems just needed a bevel, not a complicated 3 blade calculator.  A picture of a complete one can be seen in the sales archive of my other website.  A Google search should find that one. 
 

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SBRG-SMITH-SQ

Good - . . . . . .  $40.00

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Stanley #18 BevelsStanley #18 Bevels  6" and a 10".  Used and still usable.

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RB-18BVL-6                RB-S18BVL-10

6". . . .Good + . . . . . .  $15.00 

10". . . . Good + . . . . . .  $20.00

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Stanley #18 BevelStanley #18 Bevels  2- 6", 3 - 8", and a 10".  Some hardly used, some well used and all still usable. The larger one at the bottom is a nice earlier japanned version. 

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S-18BVL-6                 SBRG-S18BVL-8              SBRG-S18BVL-10

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6". . . .Fine  . . . . . .  $24.00       SOLD!! 

6". . . . Good -  . . . . . .  $12.00       SOLD!!

8". . . . Good + . . . . . .  $15.00 / Choice

10". . . . Good + . . . . . .  $20.00

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Stanley # 18 BevelsStanley # 18 Bevels  The overall condition is nice. 

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SR-S18-BVL-8F       SOLD!!             SR-S18-6BVL             SR-S18-8BVL      SOLD!!

Fine 8". . . . .  $20.00      SOLD!!

Good 6  . . . . .  $15.00

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Antique Disston Bevels2 Henry Disston Made Bevels  8" and a 10" Rosewood handle bevels.  The large one is stamped Henry Disston.  It is very nice.  The smaller on on the bottom carries the name branding of Stiletto, the house brand for the California based Baker Hamilton Co. a large Hardware & Tool distributer who started in California during the Gold Rush era.  

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RB-D-BVL-6             RB-2D-BVL-10

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8". . . .Good + . . . . . .  $20.00       SOLD!!

10". . . . Good + . . . . . .  $15.00

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Stanley Type 2 # 25 BevelStanley Type 2 # 25 Rosewood Bevel  The 1877 patent date is boldly stamped on the rosewood handle.  That patent is Traut's for the flush mounted locking lever.  It is otherwise unmarked making it a type 2 manufactured between 1877 & 1897.  Nice!!

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AMN-S25-BVL

Good + . . . . . $25.00

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Marking / Mortise & Butt Gauges
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. / Stearns / Millers Falls & More


Stearns # 85 Marking Guage / Butt GageStearns # 85 Marking Gauge / Butt Gage    Both are nice enough.  The equivalent to the Stanley #95.  A handy tool if you are still hanging doors and setting strike plates the old way. 

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RB-STN85-MG-1                   RB-STN85-MG-2

Good + . . . . . .  $10.00 / Choice

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Antique Stanley Sweetheart Era # 93 Butt GagelStanley # 93 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge   This is nice.  One small dent that has no effect on useability.  Sweetheart vintage.

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RB-S93-MG

Good   . . . . . $10.00

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Stanley # 93 Butt Gage / Marking GaugeStanley # 93 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge   This is nice.  Nicer and earlier than the above one.

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GG-S93-MG

Fine  . . . . . $15.00

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Stanley 98 Double Stem Marking GaugeStanley 98 Double Stem Marking Gauge    Minor nickel loss and needs a light clean.   Nice!!

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AMN-S98G

Good + . . . . . $30.00

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2 Panel Gauges / Gages2 Panel Gauges / Gages  I believe the rear one is a Stanley 85 1/2.  The stem is a very light colored, but a heavy and dense hard wood, I think it is Rosewood, but it is so light colored I am not sure.  The head is marked with Trauts patent for the "gib", the brass stem protector between the head and stem.  Note also that it has a rotating wheel marker and not a point which could be re-installed.  Nice, and different.

The second gauge is nothing special.

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CYN-MG-1              CYN-MG-2

Good . . . . . $60.00

Good . . . . . $10.00     SOLD!!

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Stanley # 65 Boxwood Marking Gauges3 Stanley # 65 Boxwood Marking Gauges   Good points. Nice. 

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CHC-S65

Good + . . . . . $18.00 Choice      Top & Bottom SOLD!!

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Wm. Koenig / Troy NY 3 Bar Depth GuageWm. Koenig / Troy NY 3 Bar Depth Gauge / Gage    Wm. Koenig was written up and pictured in Popular Science back in the 40's and was awarded a prize for his wartime money saving ideas.  This unusual piece is  nice & different!! 

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RB-KOEN-DG

Fine . . . . . $75.00

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