Leather belting & oilers

I picked up a long single length of wide leather machine belting yesterday.
It appears to be new but old stock & rather dry, so will need dressing.
Aside from that, it appears to be in excellent condition.
I also came by a couple of curious glass oilers, too. In perfect condition,
they have wooden plugs that obviously fit into a holder & running through
the plugs are rods that must bear on an eccentric & thus encourage oil to
flow from the bottle. I'd initially thought to hang on to them, but have now
decided to find them a better home.
Before I put them up on eBay, anyone here interested? Reply off list,
please.
Regards,
J. Kim Siddorn,
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Kim Siddorn
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I've now got around to taking a picture of these curious oilers & have placed it in
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I've also unrolled the leather belting & it is somewhat over 20 metres in one length.. It is .085 mm wide, so that is approximately 65 feet long by 3.5 inches wide. Obviously, unless it is a strip torn off a Blue Whale, there must be joins somewhere, but I couldn't see them. It is very dry, but a close inspection in bright sunlight leads me to the conclusion that it is new old stock, is indeed leather. Whilst in good order, it certainly needs dressing & attention before use.
Regards,
J. Kim Siddorn,
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Kim Siddorn
"Kim Siddorn" wrote (snip):-
Sure I've seen similar on lineshaft bearings in a preserved mill somewhwere.
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Nick H
Is the "rod" actually a wire intended to have a worsted wick twisted around it as a capillary oiler ?
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Andy Dingley
Dusty Erikson phoned me this evening from Arizona & bagged the oilers. He was quite keen ;o))
Regards,
J. Kim Siddorn,
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Kim Siddorn
No wick. Its a "needle" oiler used by the million for 19C machinery and a few engines. Bottle is inverted over bearing.... hth Roland
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Roland Craven

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