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More About Small Oil Cans

In an earlier post, I discussed fishing reel and typewriter oilers however I was unaware of yet another commercial use for these little oil cans.  Apparently, they were also sold for use with home film projectors.

Filmo Projector Oil Can

Filmo Projector Oil Can

There is a patent date stamped into the bottom that says “PAT.FEB 18.1896”.  The Filmo brand by the Bell & Howell Company of Chicago is unknown to me (home projectors were before my time), so I don’t know much about this particular oiler.  However, the label and patent date adds to our collective knowledge of these diminutive little oil cans.

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