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Stanley Sweetheart 104

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1 hour ago, HandyDan said:

Found a Stanley level at the Restore today for $1.50.  It is spot on too.  Has these markings.  It is only 20 years old?  This is a picture from Google images.

 

Mine says Pat 6-21-91  6-23-96

Excellent score Dan! If yours looks like the image I think you meant 120 y/o with Patent Dates actually 1891-1896 especially since the stamping is Stanley Rule & Level Company, New Britain, Conn.

One from the 1990's unlikely would have the brass vial plate; it would be painted steel or maybe blued steel. A newer version would just be labeled Stanley Tool works or similar. Me thinks you've found a treasure here.

 

@John Moody can "learn" us something here. I think he has a fairly extensive collection of Stanley Levels too.

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A deal indeed for 1.50. The logo doesn’t look like a sweetheart logo but is what the were using from 1879-1900. 

 

It’s a little older than 20 years. Lol

 

How long is the level? In really good condition the can be worth from 40.00 to 80.00. Are the vials intact? 

 

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15 hours ago, John Moody said:

How long is the level?

It is 18" long.  I Googled Stanley 104 level and the Sweetheart name came up and I just assumed and well we know how that goes.  I will get some pictures today.  It is in good to great shape.

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@John Moody Finally got some pictures of the level.  It is not a Sweet Heart but is 18" long and the vials are in good shape.  The horizontal is spot on but the vertical is way off.  I cleaned it with some soap and water but laft the patina on the brass.

 

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A really great find Dan. Looks like a cherry body too???

I sometimes use a 50/50 mix of Simple Green/water to clean.
@Stick486 mentioned suggested using Peroxide; scrub using a tooth brush and finishing with an old  flannel shirt works real well.

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