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Hi Tom,

    Here's some info from the Edison National Historical Site.

http://www.nps.gov/archive/edis/edisonia/articles/batteryoil.htm

I have a couple of these bottles myself...found them along the railroad 
right of way in New Mexico!

Lou Houck
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----- Original Message ----- 
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
> Incorporated
> Bloomfield, N.J.
> U.S.A.
>
> So, can someone tell me more about it? What batteries would need oil? What 
> era would this be from? Thanks!
>
> -- Tom Fine