Museum logo
Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object ID # 1992.027.141
Object Name Gun, Grease
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 1920-1923 patents
Year Range from 1923
Made Alemite Products Co.
Place of Origin Canada
Description ALEMITE Grease Gun. This grease gun consists of a hollow, cylindrical body with a spout on one end and a pumping mechanism on the other. Leading up to the spout, the gun has a brass ferrule. The spout has a circular opening. The pumping mechanism runs into the cylinder through the top of a circular, screw-on cap. The end of the pump's handle is bent on an angle and curved back onto itself, creating a rectangular shape. Text engraved on the main cylinder reads "ALEMITE PRODUCTS COMPANY/ CANADA LTD./ 3-23-20 -- 3-23-20 -- 8-9-21." It has a maker's mark from Alemite Products Co., Canada along with patent dates on it ranging from 1920-1923. It is 23 cm long.
Provenance Owned by and used at the Dornoch, Grey County garage owned by J. Leonard Walsh. J. Leonard Walsh operated his garage at Dornoch, Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an Imperial Oil representative, starting in the 1920s.

Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who used to assist his uncle in the garage.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Brass
Dimensions L-23 Dia-3.7 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Sweeney, Patrick
Walsh, J. Leonard