Lookee here, Folks - something you just don't see every day.
Here is a very nice rusty-dusty Farm Master Double Wheel Hog Oiler. It appears to be mostly intact. There is cracking on the bottom and one of the seams looks to be separating some (see pictures). It still holds water, but it does have a slow leak. You can't see the cracks if it is sitting upright on the base. If you really wanted to actuctually use this - it looks like it could be sealed easily with something like JB Weld. The wheels all turn freely through the resevoir.
I could not find a date on this - or in any of my research - but I did find a good explanation about what these were used for. It seems that back in the early 1900's farmers would put oil on their hogs to prevent bacon from sticking to the frying pan during the cooking process.
Actually, hogs have delicate skin and the oilers provided relief from bugs and irritiations for the hogs. There were hundreds of different kinds of oilers made - most collectible being the cast iron ones. During WWII, many were collected for the war effort.
This particular oiler weighs around 45 lbs prior to packaging for shipping. Shipping cost will include insurance on this item. By all means, if you would like to save the cost of shipping, I invite you to pick the item up instead.
Pictures show condition - minus some dirt and dust - this is just as we found it at a farm sale. The new owner can display as-is or restore to their desire.
From an estate sale and selling "as-is" so please see pictures and ask questions.
Thank you for looking!!
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