A friend gave me this old can of grease from his fathers garage. I opened it up on the bench and thought what the h----? I thought about it for a while and then I saw the grease cups laying on the bench right next to the can. I put the grease cup over the hole and pushed down. Instant and neatly filled cup! Am I right or wrong? Were these common applicators?
I want one of those inserts
If this grease is a fiber type grease, it is not water resistant. Modern grease is much improved over earlier greases. You might try mixing the grease with water, if it turns to soap then pitch it.
That is part of a hand operated grease gun, as the grease is used it is pulled down to keep the line primed with grease.
I am amazed at the the simple innovative things that people made to make life simple.
Today you have to get a duper deluxe grease cup filler with an electrically controlled pneumatic feeder.
Of course you'll have to purchase expensive calibrated grease to make sure you got the correct amount each time.
If you unscrew the hose end of your grease gun and put the empty grease gun down into the hole in the plate in the bucket you can refill your grease gun by pulling the handle as you push down the plate with the body of the grease gun.
I have done it many times.
I remember filling grease guns many times before I knew they had those round cartridges, in the late forties and mid fifties.
The diaphram in the grease gun was double so it could pull grease in as well as push it toward the pump end of the grease gun.
The newer grease guns that are made for the round paper cartridges may not work that way like the old ones did.
much of the old grease is just really really thick oil, it doesnt have the high pressure resistance newer greases have,but its good stuff if used in the right applications.
So as to Lances query, it works like you found, but was intended for filling the tube body of a standard spring loaded plunger type grease gun. Makes little sense to unscrew the whole grease cup just to fill it. Most of the cups on Lizzy are the smaller size anyway.
You mean they put grease in cartridges? Law, what will they think of next! KB
Sure looks like what you see in a modern grease gun set-up. Much smaller of course. Lance: is that the smaller size cap you filled or the large? Obviously if the smaller falls through she's a-no for dat dere.
We must be behind the times here in Britain, all our grease cans have this do-dad for filling your grease gun.
I went to the shop to look into this some more. It will not handle the smaller cups like the T uses. After looking at the can better, I could see the label said "For Suk Gun"! Since the can is only a pint can, I guess it was filling the smaller guns. I guess I will go back to using a putty knife to fill my grease cups.
I use Popsicle sticks.
A 1/8" npt pipe tap goes into the body with no drilling. Done about 8 of them. Screw in a close 1/8" zerk and the cap goes right over it. Yer done.
Wayne, do you get the ones with the clever riddles on the stick? I think they are the Popsicle brand. I never get them right