字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 I have a 1889 clinometer, also known as an inclinometer, declinometer, pitch and roll indicator, or tilt meter. And various other terms. - Or a level. - Or a level. Yeah. You could say that. [laughs] I came to the pawn shop to sell my antique clinometer. I got the clinometer at a flea market in Northern Illinois and it's a very rare device. I'm asking 3,500 for the clinometer, but I will take 1,500. If I get the $1,500, I'm going to go out and buy some more really cool things. It's an interesting carpenter's tool. Instead of just being a level with a bubble in it, you know, because your bubble basically tells you whether you're flat or not, this will tell you what your inclines are without the pen and paper to do it. And WLL was probably the carpenter that owned it. Sure. It was probably a tool used almost every damn day. Yeah. And this is your paper work with it? Yeah, that's the original patent. OK. William B. Melick of St. Louis patented it in 1889. This was a pretty amazing time. You know, up until first 50 years of the Patent Office, we did like 14,000 or 15,000 patents. And then the second half of the 1800s, we did almost a million. Yeah. And this is one of those neat things where a guy was sitting around saying, it'd be so much easier if I could just put a level there and it tells me the angle. It's interesting. What do you want for it? I'm actually looking for $3,500. And I'm basing that on I had an expert tool person tell me about it. OK. And they said it was a very rare item, collectible. He said it was worth that. But he didn't offer to buy it though, did he? No. He didn't offer to buy it. - [laughs] - He said he'd never see one. That sounds really astronomical for something like this. - OK. I've seen similar things before go for like a couple hundred bucks. And I'd give you, $150 for it. Oh, I can't. That'd be way too low. I like it but we're worlds apart here, though. OK. Well, I appreciate you looking at it. All right. No problem, man. Yeah. All right. Have a good one. Thanks. I'm passing on the offer of 150 because it's definitely worth much more than that. I'm going to keep the clinometer till I can find an offer that's more on the right level.