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SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age

Technical Bulletin 90 (Part 3  of 4)

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full of hope and fuelled by endless technological possibilities. What was not to love? We had electricity, telephones, toasters, cars on the road, planes in the air and plenty of oil to lubricate the machines born of our wildest imagination.

The next chapter of our travels takes us into the closing years of the late modern period, characterised by unprecedented change and upheaval. We explore the events that would unfold in the early 20th century that would reshape the world profoundly.

We learn about the cataclysmic innovation in engine design, manufacture, operation and lubrication that was brought about by World War I, particularly in the engines used in planes and automobiles.

Many noteworthy role-players make an appearance in our story in this era, in many different regions around the globe; and castor oil makes its debut as a lubricant. Additionally, one of the most revolutionary inventions of the time entered the fray of bearing lubrication – the conversion from the manual grease cup to the automatic, pressurised grease gun.

Please follow this link for the full story: https://www.wearcheck.co.za/shared/TB90.pdf 

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