This antique oil can is small and squatty and is made of nickel over brass. By removing the finely ribbed, screw on, lid you reveal the pointed spout. Along the top edge of the collar it reads; Made in U.S.A.. The base of the reservoir is small at the bottom then flares out slightly to a pressed seam and then has a slightly domed top half. Just below the spout collar on the top of the dome it reads; Made in U.S.A. - Pat’d Oct. 19, 1897. This type of oiler often came with small appliances, typewriters, fishing reels and such.
It measures about 2” tall with the lid on and the base measures about 1 3/16” at the bottom. It is in good, used condition minor wear or discoloration. There is some nickel loss show a little brass shows through and there is a dent on the top portion of the reservoir. The spout and the lid but fit snuggly.
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