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One of a Kind! Rosewood WILLIAM VOGT Patent Applied For Sighting Level

William Vogt is an obscure Oakland, CA maker, and his March 3, 1887 patented sighting levels are very rare. The patent was for a seven piece laminate stock, stacked vertically, with push up sights at each end and a swivel plate on the bottom to be used on a post. This level is marked “PAT. APP’D FOR” on the brass ends and is the only known example with a stock of solid rosewood. My thought is this is a prototype of sorts and rosewood was chosen to showcase his upcoming patent. All three vials are full and working. OAL: 28″. A special, one of a kind level that was once part of Don Rosebrook’s legendary collection.