Posted 4 years ago
I am needing everyone's advice on this! I am considering fully restoring this old gas/fluid measure, it is a 5 gallon fluid measure from the Wm Neil Co of Chicago. It was REALLY dirty when I got it but it cleaned up to this condition really well. I love the old paint color and am torn between restoring and just leaving it (makes a good walking stick/cane holder). The graph area is very nice brass and just with a little cleaning it shined up nicely. I am thinking that if I restore this and take it apart it will be gorgeous. Also the glass is very yellowed and has a small crack and if restoring I could put in a new glass and that way can see the numbers on the graph inside. I would have to be protective though of the stamp on the tank which is from the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture weights and measures, would hate to lose it. So what do you think...leave it or restore it?