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Got a Drop of Oil? 2nd Edition by David Moncrief

Got a Drop of Oil? 2nd Edition by David Moncrief

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More examples of home, office, workshop and special use lubricating oils packaged in small containers of metal, glass and plastics that were since the early 20th century are found here. See 1282 examples in color photos with their identifying name, company, contents quantity and estimated value range.

If you already have the 1st edition of "GOT A DROP OF OIL?" - AN INTRODUCTION & PRICE GUIDE TO SMALL OILERS, you have on hand already a lot of beneficial information that was not duplicated for this book. Sections such as: Cross-Overs, Determining Age, Determining Condition, Determining Value, Pricing, and Cleaning Oilers will not be found in this 2nd edition. I urge you to frequently refer back to the 1st edition for this information, which I feel is still very relevant and necessary to refresh even the experienced oiler collector.

If you are viewing this 2nd edition of "GOT A DROP OF OIL?" for the first time, and do not have the 1st edition, then you are in for a treat! I feel that this 2nd edition makes a great compliment to the 1st edition, as far as showing you more variety, and many more scarce, and extremely scarce oilers. Though values given in the 1st edition are now dated, the oilers pictured and the helpful information included make the 1st book a very useful tool to the oiler collector!

The small oilers that are displayed in this 2nd edition are mostly of the type with spouts, and are squeezed to dispense drops of oil. Exceptions will be glass bottles, (that either take a screw-cap or cork to seal the contents), oilers that apply oil with a rod or stick dipped into the oil, and some with removable tops to facilitate pouring into refillable oilers. Oilers that utilize a vertical "thumb-pump" (railroad type oilers), or a horizontal "trigger-pump" are normally not included, but as with any collectible, there will be one or two exceptions, as evidenced by the "Aladdin's Lamp" style MOBIL oiler for example. Finds like this just have to be shared with all collectors!

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  • Got a Drop of Oil? Second Edition: An Introduction & Price Guide to Small Oilers

    David J. Moncrief


  • Binding: Soft Cover

    Copyright: 2002

    Pages: 128

    Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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