Stanley Bullseye Plumb Bob - 47-173

stanley bullseye plumb bob 47-173
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Plumb Bobs

Manufacturer: Stanley

Tool Type: Plumb Bob

Model No: 47-173

The Stanley plumb bob 47-173 is a flat plumb bob in the shape of a target sight.

The tool is covered in a red finish with a pivoting steel wire hanging frame.

This plumb bob is very distinctive, breaking from the norm of being a conical shape.

Due to the shape, this plumb bob is referred to as the Stanley 'Bullseye' plumb bob or 'Target' plumb bob.


Plumb Bob Construction

stanley target plumb bob


76mm (3 inch)

51mm (2 inch)

13mm (1/2 inch)


Markings (front):
'Stanley', '47-173'

Markings (rear):
'US Patent', 'Made In England'


Manufactured Dates

? - ? (1970's)


Plane Also Known As

Stanley Flat Plumb Bob
Stanley Bullseye Plumb Bob
Stanley Target Plumb Bob
Stanley Red Plumb Bob 47-173


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