Does anyone know about the unusual grease cups/oilers on this locomotive bell? I have gone through hundreds of pictures of locomotive bells and auctions and train pics to try to find similar “oilers” on a bell but no luck. Any help out there? I will be selling this bell and wanted to provide info for the new owner. This bell came out of Martinsburg WV. 16 1/2 inch bottom.
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I don’t believe that the greese cups are original. These brackets had a hole drilled in the bracket where the cups are attached that permitted oil to be injected on the joint. Some people modified this with greese cups so that they did not have to constantly oil the joint.
Harry Long, MD