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October 26, 2011

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The Gerber is assembled here, has some chinese parts. Don't know which ones, probably at least the handles. nothing has worked loose on mine.

Will

What, no strong magnet on a line for tool recovery? Or, were you under way at the time? Horror Fright has a decent selection of magnets, BTW.

Rivrdog

Yeah, oil in glass bottles with zinc screw tops. In 1963, I worked at a Union 76 station here in Portland where they had 60-70-gallon tanks of bulk oils. I was a pump jockey, and did some light mechanical as well. Yep, wore a uniform! Had to have about 3 of those bottles, in each grade of oil, at the pump island at all times. I still have one of the piercing-spouts around somewhere, and also a funnel-cap that snaps on the cans.

"Fill it up and check the oil" was popular, because most cars burned some oil, and two or three quarts burned between oil changes wasn't even considered excessive. Nowadays, that much would call for a re-build or new engine.

The Gerber is assembled here, has some chinese parts. Don't know which ones, probably at least the handles. Nothing has worked loose on mine.

Bruce Edwards

Where was your Gerber made? I bought a Gerber Crucial Tool mailorder and found it was made in China and the screw that was the pivot for the main blade started unscrewing. I had to buy a set of small torx drivers to fix that. I will not buy Gerber after this.
I see you were up oiley this morning,,, I remember the oil cans, when self serve gas stations became legal in Illinois, I used to carry my own spout,as most stations no longer had them. I remember my grandfather, who once owed a gas station, talking about oil in glass bottles..

Bruce

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