Very early and rare Nunn brass oiler for early stationary gasoline or steam engine. Measures roughly 6 1/2″ x 3″. Has “Nunn Mfg Roch, NY” on rim of the oiler lid. Has “No 35″ and Pat. Feb” , “5 – 89 on the bottom of the oiler. Lid has a cover with nice solid handle that rotates to open two fill holes on open sides of the oiler lid. Oiler has a very unusual and neat mechanism for adjusting the valve-stem. The top rotates and the lower end of the top has a series of notches with numbers. A vertically moving spring-actuated catch, which is seated within a chamber formed in the bottom of the oiler cover, engages the notches and thus indicates the positioning of the valve stem as the top is rotated. This design was patented by Charels H. Nunn on Feb 5, 1889. A copy of these patent papers is included with the oiler. Overall, excellent original condition with very nice patina. A very early and rare oiler! The item “1889 C. H. Nunn Brass Oiler for Hit & Miss Gas or Steam Engine, very early & rare” is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Light Equipment & Tools\Stationary Engines\Parts”. The seller is “vintagefarmadv” and is located in West McLean, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Brand: Nunn