Fine W.B. MELICK Patent 1889 No. 1 Cast Iron Mantel Clock Inclinometer
Patented December 3, 1889 by William Melick of St. Louis MO. Excellent 12 inch example retaining nearly all of the original japanning and gold decoration, and full nickel on the face. Bottom shows original milling marks. Considered one of the most beautiful levels ever made, this is truly a masterpiece of 19th century industrial design. In MUCH better condition than these are normally found.