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Old 12-11-17, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Henrici query.

I'm posting this on behalf of a friend. He wants to know exactly what the function is of the item in the attached photograph marked "Petroleum". I was told that it is a cylinder oiler, but whatever is put in it just runs straight through. It is basically similar to a Stauffer Greaser and the hole in the bottom is around 1/8" with no "restriction".
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I've seen a few with that, usually smaller ones. I'm told a splash of 'petrol' is required occasionally. Quite why I don't know.

I've got a bigger engine, but that hasn't got a pipe/filler and it runs ok.

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Old 12-11-17, 11:28 PM   #3
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Oils piston and displacer rod guide. Not too easy to see the details but looks like it might have a needle like those inverted bottle plummer block lubricators.

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OK, thanks for that, Gents. Sounds like a splash of oil in there prior to a run will be OK.
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The German word "schmiervorrichtung" in Nick's illustration means "lubricator". I know that doesn't move us forward any; just for interest.

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Danke vielmals. I do understand basic German and could converse a little, but am now "out of practice". The former Mrs Hamilton was a Swiss National.
Literally translated it means "Grease device". Very explicit language, German, some of it's words used to make me laugh!!
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Indeed!

Exhaust = "Auspuff"

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When i worked for a German owned company I seem to recall the engineers telling me there was quite a difference between "technical" & "conversational" language?, we had to use a specialist company to get some of the equipment manuals translated.

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I had the same translating some technical/scientific drawings and guides from Italian into English. Regular translation guides were utterly useless.

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Indeed!

Exhaust = "Auspuff"

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How about Dudelsack = bagpipes!!
Krankenhaus= hospital
bustenhalter = bra
durchfall (literally through fall) = diarrhoea.

There are many many more!!!!
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