I’ve wanted one of these ever since reading about them in Sean’s great post on new vs. old-school tools. Yeah, they’re not as good as the new Stanley levels, but I have a new Stanley level. I don’t have a #96. But since I’m low on discretionary cash right now, I’m going to pass this find on to you.
Mr. Peabody (from somewhere in New England) currently lists the #96 picture above as:
“A 28″ long model with three laminations, never abused or altered, both vials original and functioning… Expected dings and scuffs from careful use and never retrofitted with a hang hole. A nice one.”
Bidding’s currently at a very-low $10.50, but he just listed it. There are six days left on the auction. Good luck.