The Davistown Museum
Center for the Study of Early Tools
Scattered throughout The Davistown Museum are tools by important manufacturers who are also the subject of
information files compiled by the museum. This is a listing of our holdings for:
Stanley Rule & Level Co.

Status Location
Historic Maritime IV (1840-1865): The Early Industrial Revolution
Woodworking: Edge Tools
71401T17 Spokeshave bio photo BDTM MH
Cast grey iron, steel, and brass, 10 1/4" long, 2 1/4" wide blade, signed on the brass nut holding the blade "Bailey's Pat. July 13 58".
This is an excellent example of Leonard Bailey's tools before he joined in partnership with Augustus Stanley to form the Stanley Tool Co. For
more information see Roger Smith's (1960) "Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes" Vol. I pg. 41 - 58 and Vol. II pg. 21 - 38.
The Industrial Revolution (1865f.): Classic Period of American Machinists' Tools
Measuring Tools
22211T16 Folding rule bio DTM TT
Boxwood and brass, 24" long (extended), 6" long (folded), 1/2" wide, 1/8" thick, signed "STANLEY No 62" "STANLEY RULE" "& LEVEL
CO." "NEW BRITAIN, CONN." "USA" "WARRENTED" "BOXWOOD".
This is a Stanley No. 62 rule. Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
22211T12 Folding rule bio DTM TT
Boxwood and brass, 24" long (extended), 6" long (folded), 5/8" wide, 1/8" thick, signed "STANLEY" "NEW BRITAIN" "CONN. U.S.A." and
"No 7" on both sides.
This is a Stanley No. 7 rule. Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
22211T11 Folding rule bio DTM TT
Boxwood and brass, 12" long (extended), 3" long (folded), 5/16" wide, 1/8" thick, signed "No 70" on both sides.
This is a Stanley No. 70 rule. Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
22211T10 Folding rule bio DTM TT
Boxwood and brass, 12" long (extended), 3" long (folded), 5/16" wide, 1/8" thick, signed "No 65" on both sides.
This is a Stanley No. 65 rule. Part of the Robert Sullivan Collection donation.
92911T4 Level bio DTM MH
Mahogany with brass ends, 30 1/4" long, 3 1/8" wide, 1 1/4" high, signed "STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO" "NEW BRITAIN, CONN USA"
"PAT FEB 18.90".
There are two spirit bubbles with adjustments and an adjusting screw.
31808SLP18 Sliding T bevel bio photo DTM TT
Steel blade, brass trim, and lacquered rosewood handle, 10" long, 6 5/8" long handle, signed "STANLEY" "RULE & LEVEL Co" "NEW
BRITAIN. CONN" "U.S.A." and "PAT. 9-6-04".
The Industrial Revolution (1865f.): Other Factory Made Tools
Blacksmith, Farrier, and Metalworking Tools
111001T26A Cold chisel bio DTM MH
Drop-forged steel, 5 1/2" long, 7/16" blade, signed "Stanley Atha 16(?) 3-8 Made in USA".
21201T4 Farriers' hammer bio DTM MH
Drop-forged steel, wooden handle, 11 5/8" long, 9 5/8" handle, 4 3/8" wide, 5/8" octagonal face, signed "Atha Tool" with the distinctive
horseshoe touchmark.
DATM (Nelson 1999) indicates the famous and prolific Atha Tool Co. may have been producing tools as early as 1875 in Newark, NJ. Buying
out many competing tool and hammer-makers, they were purchased by the Stanley Rule & Level Co. in 1913, who retained their touchmark.
"They were especially noted for farrier tools and also made mining tools." (Nelson 1999, 39).
Coopers' Tools

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