Oil Can, from the 'Murihiku'; Unknown Maker; 1900-1940; BL.93.15

Name/Title

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.

Maker

Unknown Maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1900-1940

Period

1900s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

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

Measurements

h 165 mm x w 115 mm x l 300 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Maritime

Object Type

containers

Object number

BL.93.15

Copyright Licence  

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Tags
1900s
Maritime

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