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Can anyone help identify these parts?

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Can anyone identify if these are cars parts and if so what from? We are cleaning up the last of my late uncles car parts and junk and can't quite place these bits.

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The first photo appears to be two priming cups somehow stuck together? The second one appears to have the most important details on the side facing away from the camera. Perhaps you could post more photos?

Howard Dennis

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Adam, do you mean like a drip oiler? Without a reservior, I can't see it being a lubricator and most oilers have a reservior and a built-in adjustment and wouldn't need 2 on-off levers, especially one right after another. I could be wrong though.

Howard Dennis

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Hi Dennis

Whatever the brass priming cup? oiler? thing is it is one unit with two handles not two units-well from what I can tell.

The second unit could be from anything. But it is exactly the same on the otherwise except for the /lever/handle...you can see where the handle goes in from this side. There appeats to be a brass pipe that runs across the top from left to right but again no idea what for or why

I have no idea what it is from

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The lubricator works by displacement close the bottom cock open the top cock to fill with cylinder oil or tallow in the old days. Then close the top cock and open the bottom cock, this allows steam to enter the oiler as it condensates the water makes its way to the bottom of the tallow cup and the oil floats on top, inside the oiler will be a tube just like a wick feed oil cup as the steam condensates the rising oil makes its way into this tube oil being heaver than steam drips onto the piston or valve. you can not tell when this oiler is empty, not all tallow cup oilers have the center tube. Do a Google search for tallow cup lubricator/ oiler

Adam

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Thanks for that great explanation Adam. After Googling the image I see this is much larger than the priming cups I guessed they were. Nice to learn a little more about steam functions.

Howard Dennis

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