Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
An Extended Learning and Research Center
165 Whisconier Road, P.O. Box 5231, Brookfield, CT 06804
26 inch Level
Spirit level, or a Plumb Rule.
The important part of any level is the vial. A vial is a curved or barreled glass tube containing a clear liquid that may be alcohol, oil ,or chloroform. There is a bubble of air in the liquid that floats to the highest point of the curve where two lines are marked on the vial. This level has two vials. The horizontal and the vertical vials. The Stanley Works in New Britain, Connecticut manufactured this level. It is numbered 0.