|Object ID #||1992.027.141|
|Object Name||Gun, Grease|
|Lexicon category||7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact|
|Year Range from||1923|
|Made||Alemite Products Co.|
|Place of Origin||Canada|
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.
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|
|Dimensions||L-23 Dia-3.7 cm|
|Found||Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County|
Walsh, J. Leonard