Stanley Plumb & Level 24 inch No. 3 Sweetheart
This is a very nice clean used Stanley level with the majority of it's original finish intact. It is marked "STANLEY S.W. MADE IN U.S.A. NO. 3 TO ADJUST REMOVE PLATES" on the nickel plated brass with the Sweetheart Stanley logo. There are also some original advertising stickers still attached, one reads "SEASONED CHERRY CAT'S EYE GLASSES TESTED FOR ACCURACY", and the other reads "STANLEY MADE IN U.S.A.". There is still one more that is much smaller, it reads "GENUINE CHERRY...... FOR LEVELS". The plumb and level tubes are both in good working order. The brass hardware looks great including the end caps, the level sight brass nickel plating is about 98% intact, some minor staining. The cherry wood, has some minor dings and scratches, (mostly along the edges of the four corners, but far less than normal wear overall. The black painted area around the sight tubes still have 95% of the paint intact! We note that some of the clear finish has dried up a bit, when I bought it, was rather flakey but attached. The finish needed moisture, so a few good coats of bees wax and the finish is much smoother, but still not high gloss. Looks nice after about 100 years of use! Very nice grain and patina on this 100+ year old level!