Going through a bunch of greasy and oversprayed / painted oilers. I soaked them in lacquer thinner overnight, then polished one. I like the original stuff better than the reproductions, although you have to admit in this case the reproduction is very close to the originals.
Royce, do all original oilers have the manufacturers name stated on them, or are some not stamped with a name at all? I have some still stuck in the shackles, and they are all very original and worn looking, but I haven't seen anything stamped on them.
Trent's earlier 1999ish research indicates many of the original oilers did not have a manufacture's name on them ref the information below. But that was 17 years ago now, so new information may have been discovered to support or correct that original observation from the available oilers he had to look at back then.
For some additional information on oilers please see Trent’s web pages:
In the second web page he shared in 1999 or so: “I have been going over all of the twist type oilers that I have and that the local collectors have and so far they are all generic - no indication of a manufacturer.” That would indicate that many of the oilers did not have a name embossed on them. A photo Trent posted is shown below:
And of course Royce’s photo shows that some did have the company name.
Thank you Trent and Royce for sharing your research discoveries with the rest of us.
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