Disston Morss level restoration question

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Forum topic by willie posted 05-01-2013 12:40 PM 2020 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2013 12:40 PM

I was recently given a 30” Disston Morss level. I am in the process of restoring it. The vertical bubble was broken but I have a couple of old levels that are just good for parts. I was able to remove one of the vials from an old Stanley level and it will work in the Disston. The Stanley also has a couple nice heavy brass end caps. I am debating using the end caps on the Disston level. From what I can find about the Disston Morss level, it is not rare or expensive. Should I modify it and put on the end caps or just leave it original? I plan to make it so it is useable but it will probably spend more time hanging on the wall. Any opinions on what I should do with this will be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Willie

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#1 posted 05-01-2013 01:38 PM

It all depends on what you want.
If you want to display it as a nice original then don’t modify it. I would leave it original for it’s next owner.
And just like hand saws, what has little value today may be hot tomorrow.


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