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Yesterday 11:57 PM
whinny Any idea year and brand

Later gator
10-04-2015 07:37 AM
Oldguy48 I'll relinquish the floor for now. But this thread should get interesting.

10-04-2015 06:36 AM
Originally Posted by Oldguy48 View Post
Must be Alemite
Yes, indeed it is Alemite. So, the floor is yours unless someone wants to expound on the physical differences between the Alemite fitting and the zerk fitting. Think of the way the grease gun attaches to the fitting. BTW, the Alemite fitting, at least initially, had a dust cover. We're never too old to learn something new, even if it is trivial.
10-04-2015 12:31 AM
Originally Posted by Oldguy48 View Post
Must be Alemite
Yup could be, I sell ale mite products nod never knew
Later gator
10-03-2015 06:36 PM
Oldguy48 Must be Alemite
10-03-2015 06:21 PM
KVP Seems as though the thumb pump oil can has alway been just that, unless you call the sqeeezable oil container an improvement.
Chronologically, the A------ grease fitting came after the screw-down oil and grease cap fittings and was seen as a significant improvement over them. The A------ fitting was used by the auto industry beginning in the early 1900's. The A------ was then replaced by the zerk which was considered to be an improved method of grease application. Looking for the seven letter word that is the complete name of the A------ fitting and how it was physically different from the zerk. BTW, the A------ fitting was not named after its inventor. It's been said that necessity is the mother of invention. This inventor had the duty of maintaining the screw-down oil/grease caps on industrial machinery and came up with a better idea.
Don't give up! The information is just a few keyboard clicks away.
10-03-2015 10:11 AM
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
This should be real easy, what was used before Zerk, I have no idea!

Thumg pump oil can
10-03-2015 10:01 AM
MARTINSR This should be real easy, what was used before Zerk, I have no idea!

10-03-2015 06:23 AM
KVP Brian and Too Many Projects are both correct. Oscar U. Zerk was an Austrian immigrant who BTW was born with the last name of Zerkowitz. The preceding style of fitting to which I was referring has a name with seven letters and begins with an "A". There were a couple different versions of this one. You can check this all out if you get your hands on the October 2015 issue of the Farm Collector magazine. Sam Moore has an interesting article on the history of the lowly grease fitting. Anybody up for answering the rest of my original question?
10-02-2015 08:32 PM
Too Many Projects
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I am going to have to just guess that Zerk is the designers name?

The patent for the Zerk fitting was granted to Oscar U. Zerk in January 1929.

Several methods of "greasing" predated the zerk, including "ball check valve".
10-02-2015 07:24 PM
MARTINSR I am going to have to just guess that Zerk is the designers name?

10-02-2015 07:05 PM
KVP Seeing that there's not an active trivia question currently, I'll pose one. How did today's common grease fitting become known as a "zerk"? Bonus question: What was the name of the grease fitting that replaced the grease cup and was the predessor to the zerk and how was it physically different than the zerk?
10-02-2015 02:28 PM
Originally Posted by whinny View Post
Floors open I believe?????

Later gator

Bumping to start
09-30-2015 11:21 PM
whinny Floors open I believe?????

Later gator
09-29-2015 02:42 PM
Originally Posted by mercmad63 View Post
As a kid I was forever taking pictures and the photo looks grainy because the neg had deteriorated over time ( the camera was a plastic thing made in Hong Kong but it seemed to take good pics) .A cousin was building racing cars for a living, Formula Fords etc which is how I got close to people like this back then on my school holidays. The Chev engine itself is pretty rare piece. I don't think GM made too many in Alloy and race engines would last 1000 -1200 miles max before needing a refresh or they exploded . Most of my pics were stolen in 2000 and I have very few left ,those two being an exception. I have placed them on a few web sites over the years and they pop up occasionally .It's great! . .Being a Kiwi I am allowed a bit of Hero worship with Bruce and Denny.
I have one I took of Fangio when he visited Sydney in the 80's
That's awesome stuff, this site absolutely amazes me with the knowledge on here and who knows who. So you are a kiwi living in Australia. The wife and I usually get to the gc in winter but haven't had time this year. Due over next year, catch up with some ch ch mates over there. Love the gc. Love Yeppoon and Hervey Bay as well.
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