Hi, I am a new Scott owner and purchased a machine that had not been on the road since 1997. I have been working through various parts of the machine to get it ready to go back on the road and found leaks on the oil drippers. Cleaned all the bits up and was putting the last sight glass in with new washers when it slipped from my hand and smashed on the floor!!! I know I should’nt have spent the money my mother gave me for Juggling lessons on sweets! Can anybody suggest where I maybe able to obtain a replacement glass. Mike
Well, as no one else has offered any words of wisdom I’ll stick my oar in for what it’s worth but my machine is only 50 years old and I have no direct knowledge of Scott drippers so I might be writing complete nonsense!
I am assuming from the mention of washers that we are talking about glass tube rather than a flat window.
The trouble is that many firms just do not want to be bothered with penny number quantities so my first line would be to ask at your local secondary school or better yet, if you have one nearby, University. The chemistry department might well have some suitable glass tube, ask the head of department if you can see a lab technician, it is they after all that look after the everything. Even if they have nothing suitable they should be able to point you towards their suppliers and educational suppliers are more geared to providing small orders.
If that fails then there are lab suppliers on the internet but again quantity might be an issue. The model engineering fraternity use glass tube for water gauges so buy a copy of “Model Engineer” and trawl the ads.
If all else fails post the dimensions of the tube you need I’ll prod a few of my contacts.
Many thanks to you both for your help and suggestions. I will post a repley to let owners know how I get on. Luckily I had a cracked glass that I bought as a complete vintage hand pump in a junk shop in Ireland a couple of years ago. I used some super glue to seal the crack and it only leaks a bit worse than it did before with the unbroken glass. Best regards Mike