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Old 05-19-2013, 07:15 AM   #1
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Pictures of vintage tools

If you have been in the tile trade for a while you have some "vintage" tools.
When was the last time you used one of these? This cutter is about 40 years old and still works fine (if I ever do vinyl tile). Show us some of your older, more seasoned tools that are still in use today.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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Found a couple more. These were my Grandfathers tools, I do still use the pipe wrench on occasion. The level has been retired.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:35 AM   #3
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:15 AM   #4
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I'm still using an old Superior Piano board that I bought about 25 years ago. I'ts been rebuilt several times but I love that old board can't imagine not having it another 25 years!!
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What tile do you cut on that ?
I threw out my Superiors when 8x8's went out of style.
Haven't used the smaller ones since commercial 4x4 & 6x6 we did.
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Y'all have tools that are less than 40 years old?
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That's looks like a Sands level, Phil. We still use those, love 'em.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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Brad the level is a Port Austin Level. I just looked it up and the company is still around in Michigan. Started in 1947. This level MAY of been purchased then.
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Looks exactly like one of my Sands two-footers, too, Brad.
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mine too--bought it about 40 years ago and no longer use it--bubble glass is all frosted. Got a couple of stone carving tools that date back to the 20's or earlier. Will get a picture up later.

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This just in! - Port Austin it is......
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Decades ago, my Uncle Stan gave me his personal mahogany level. He was a master mason for 60+ years before retiring so it was an honor to accept the baton being passed. Even though I was a wee wisp of a lad it came with the understanding he was no longer able to enjoy the trade which paid for his children's education and brought him so much joy. I used it for a few years until lasers became more the norm.

Since then I've moved a few times, carefully packing Uncle Stan's level in the truck as though it were new. It hangs today in my garage with the rest of my shiny, new levels, hoping some of his skill will transfer to my new tools.

We had thought about slipping it into his casket at the funeral, but I am sure he's quite happy with where it is, right there among the new tools, ready to be called into service.
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That isn't a Universal Level, is it?

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We had one of those shear machines that we loaned out to a contractor friend. He passed away while it was in his possesion and now the IRS has that thing. I miss not having it. Those puppies are expensive to replace and we never did.

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I don't know. The writing has long been worn off.
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The Universal name & logo are burnt into the wood with a branding iron. If there's nothing on the side of your level, it must be something differert.

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