Someone has modified the back of the unit by hack sawing off part of the pickup funnel. This unit is very similar to the FF oiler I posted under accessory of the day a while ago.
With so many after market oiling systems it's a wonder Henry Ford didnt address the issues with oiling himself.
The Ford oiling system is quite adequate, especially at the low speeds usually encountered by most model Ts of their day. Henry knew that. Improving the Ford system would have cost Henry money. He knew that also. Besides, Looking back at all the variations and schemes sold in the after-market is fun for us! So, enjoy.
How are you and your family doing? Eh Will C?
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2