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Please help ID this grease cup

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Old 05-22-2005, 06:11:44 PM
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Default Please help ID this grease cup

Hello all -

Attached is a picture of a grease cup that I picked up at was in a bucked of 25 that I bought. I've never seen one like it before...this particular one is labeled Lunkenheimer Primo #1, although I have about 6 more that are not labeled. The spring on the bottom puts tension on a collar against which the grease cups locks. The grease cup locks by means of teeth on the bottom of the cup that interlock with the same size teeth on the bottom of the collar. The locking teeth keep the cap from unscrewing. Several of the other grease cups also have spring loaded check balls to prevent grease from being pushed back into the cup.

Has anyone seen a grease cup like this before, know what it was used on?


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Old 05-22-2005, 09:45:18 PM
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Several years ago I bought a few of these from an old hardware here in town - new old stock! They were found under a stairwell during a clean up, along with some old paperwork. They were bought by the store in the 'teens for a local dye works, for machinery that vibrated, like a steam engine and the heating plant blower engines. The plant burned down in late 1921-2 so I know the cups are no newer, they had the remains of a 1919 news paper wrapped around one of them.
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