Oil Can, from the 'Murihiku'; Unknown Maker; 1900-1940; BL.93.15
Oil Can, from the 'Murihiku'About this object
This oil can was removed from the steam bucket dredge vessel 'Murihiku' prior to being broken up in 1978. The 'Murihiku' was built in Scotland in 1904 and arrived in Bluff a year later. She was ordered by the Bluff Harbour Board for the purpose of carrying out reclamation work and the widening of the channel at the entrance of the port.
Oil was an essential commodity on board ships of this period with many of their moving parts requiring constant and regular lubrication. The cans themselves were often specifically designed to fit a particular function. The drooping spout on this one possible indicating a difficult to reach piece of equipment.
inorganic, processed materials metals, metal alloys, copper.
inorganic, processed materials, metals, metal alloys, copper alloys, brass
inorganic, processed materials, metals, metal alloys, silver alloys, lead
h 165 mm x w 115 mm x l 300 mm
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