Here's some info from the Edison National Historical Site.
I have a couple of these bottles myself...found them along the railroad
right of way in New Mexico!
208 River Ranch Rd.
Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 537-5495 [ fax ]
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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2006 6:33 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Edison battery oil?
> My wife found me a really cool little glass bottle at a garage sale. It is
> embossed raised letters on glass, about the form-factor of a tiny milk
> bottle, probably holds 4 oz. It's got Edison's trademark signature on one
> side and the other side says:
> Edison Battery Oil
> Made in U.S.A.
> Thomas A. Edison
> Bloomfield, N.J.
> So, can someone tell me more about it? What batteries would need oil? What
> era would this be from? Thanks!
> -- Tom Fine