View Full Version : Starrett model 98-18 precision level test vial

02-16-2003, 05:08 PM
I've just gotten a really nice clean 18" Starrett model 98 precision levelrecently. Unfortunately the glass teat vial is broken. Other than MR.Starrett where can I get one of these vials, by its self, with the liquid still in it?
Regards, Ken

02-16-2003, 06:10 PM
An industrial or scientific supply house should be able to supply what you need.
The repair department at Starrett is very good and very reasonably priced, I have delt with them several times and everything was always returned in a like new condition.
Write or email the Plant in Athol Mass. addressed to the Repair Dept.

02-17-2003, 02:27 AM
You could lap your own. There was an article in old issue of Model Engineer. John Stevenson might have a duplicate copy to sell you if you find out which one it is - it was an article an building your own machinists precision level. website is http://www.nexusonline.com/pages/nexus.cgi

I will try to check my old copies and if I find it I will post the issue number (they go upto #4800+)

That being said, you would be better off returning it to Starrett for repair.

[This message has been edited by Thrud (edited 02-17-2003).]

02-17-2003, 10:54 PM
There are two of the vials for the 98 on ebay right now.

02-21-2003, 02:16 PM
Thanks TexasJ10,

I've bid on both of them. I've also Emailed Starrett but got no reply. Does anyone know the P/N or EDP no. and the price on the 18" test vial?

02-21-2003, 09:03 PM
I have a hunch that e-mail may not be the most efficient way of reaching Starrett.

02-23-2003, 05:30 PM
Starrett never got in touch w/me BUT I won the bid for the 18" test vial on Ebay. I guess $42.00 is not too much. I know that I could not make it for that much! Many thanks to all who responded.
Regards, Ken

02-27-2003, 09:26 PM
Starrett no longer sells the vials to the public by themselves. They will only sell the entire assembly: brass tube, friction liner, end caps and screws for $66.25 + S*H & + Tx. for the 12" & 18" levels.