Davis Patent / M. W. Robinson Co. 1892 --
|In 1892, the Davis Level & Tool
Co. sold the Davis Patent rights to the M. W. Robinson Co. They
sold the remaining Davis stock, and manufactured the carpenter
style, the pedestal & hexagon pocket levels for an unknown time.
Robinson levels are generally distinguished by round end caps
replacing the Davis finials, and areas of simpler casting
replacing some of the filagree on the 18" & 24" sizes. These
levels are generally marked with some form of: MWR Co, Davis
This was a gradual transformation as the Davis stock was used up,
and many levels are found with both Davis & Robinson
|Several Davis Level & Tool Co.
inclinometer levels have been found in boxes labeled: M W Robinson
Co. I haven't seen any evidence that Robinson manufactured any of
the inclinometer levels themselves.
But I have observed that the later Davis inclinometer levels were
modified by making the ends thicker - probably in response to
complaints about corners breaking off.
Robinson did continue the offset inclinometer models, but they all
have inclinometers marked Davis Level & Tool Co.
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