Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Track spirit level

From: NEDFLASH@aol.com

I have 2 standard gauge track spirit levels identical to the one shown on your website. How old are they? How rare? Where can I obtain an appraisal?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Bruce C. Cooper" BCC@CPRR.org

I believe the date to be in the 1860-1870 area. I don't know how rare. (Chris Graves or Lynn Farrar might have a better idea.) I bought it on eBay for about $60-$75, but don't remember exactly how much.

8/29/2006 5:43 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves" caliron@cwnet.com

I got my spirit level from an antique store in Folsom, it was $50 or so, I see them from time to time, in various gauges. Not rare. BUT, if that puppy was marked CPRR of CAL., well, then it would have some collector value.

—G J Chris Graves, NewCastle MP 32

9/03/2006 8:38 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: KyleWyatt@aol.com

I can't speak about the specific level illustrated, but that general design was produced and used well into the 20th century.

—Kyle Wyatt

9/03/2006 8:50 AM  

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