18th century oil bottles?

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18th century oil bottles?

Postby Tod » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:37 pm

Any one know of any references, pictures examples, or who sells them? I want to get together a few authentic cleaning kits.



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Postby Neil Johnston » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:48 pm

Hi Tod
In the States Jas Townsend and Smiling Fox Forge are two web-sites that I've seen them on. Not sure on provenance (may be 1770s) but they look the part.

https://www.dkiempire.com/Secure/smilin ... asp?id=345

http://jas-townsend.com/product_info.ph ... cts_id=688
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Postby Mark P. » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:59 pm

Also what sort of oil would have been available in 1740's?
Perhaps animal fat/grease is more likely.


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Postby Tod » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:16 pm

Mark, you beat me to it. I think it would be fish oil. Although a combination of fish oil and animal fat was used as dubbin.



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Postby Merlon » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:51 pm

There is is an oiler at
http://www.backwoodstin.com/index.htm?cat26.htm

Mostly fish and whale oil, Pine oil was available from Scandinavia which could be thinnned with turpentine again another by product of the Scandinavian timber trade.
Grease would be all animal derived at this time



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Postby steve stanley » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:57 pm

Most of my sources are Colonial,but seem to refer to what we'd think of more as a grease..normally a tallow/beeswax mix kept in a tin box.Also looking at PC cleaning kits now....with special ref to all-wood ramrods with no fittings....Talk to me Tod!
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Postby Tod » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:37 pm

Being dim, PC?



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Postby steve stanley » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:06 am

Period correct.....
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Postby steve stanley » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:10 am



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Postby Jack the dodgy builder » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:33 pm

Just a quick one if you see tryne , tranye , trane ,train oil mentioned read whale oil also very good for honing

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