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Old 09-09-2019, 11:17:14 AM
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Hi all,
I have just acquired a old brames oil can and wonder if anyone else has one.
If you do can you answer me this question, when you pump the plunger does oil come out the spout?
What do I mean by this?
When I fill mine with oil I can pump and pump and nothing comes out of it. However if I angle the spout down (below the oil in the can level) then oil comes out when I push the plunger and stops when I let it go.
Is this right? Is this what they mean by gravity fed? Or should the oil pump out of it even when it is level?
Has anyone ever taken one apart to see what the inside workings are, or know where I can download the internal workings.
Thanks again for your help.
Jon
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:41:18 AM
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You should be able to take it apart. The Golden Rods we have there is a plunger with a check ball in the bottom. When you push down on the lever, the oil is forced into the spout.
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Did you fill it FULL TO THE TOP?
Just yesterday a neighbor brought out a similar oil can that hadn't been used for many years. He poured "some oil" into it and it didn't work.
I looked inside and it was only about 1/3 full. I filled it all the way and now it works.
I didn't check to see if there was a dried out leather in there or not. I was busy doing something else and simply needed the oil.

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Thanks guys.

I will try filling it to the top first as that’s the easiest thing to do.
After that I will get the soldering stuff out and try and desolder or de-tin the joints and see what’s inside.

Do you think I should take the top or the spout of first to try and get at the workings? The spout has the smallest area to take apart, but it should probably be the top!!

This is why I also wondered if anyone had taken on apart before. If not I suppose it’s up to me to take the photos and post them!!
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the plunger is not a pump, it is a valve to let the oil flow when tipped.
i have about a dozen in all sizes.
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the plunger is not a pump, it is a valve to let the oil flow when tipped.
Thanks so much for that, I thought it was what they call gravity fed, but wasn’t sure. Glad I haven’t desoldered it yet!
Thanks for the info.
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