Sperm oil .. . anyone ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    How the World has changed ..

    Instructions with an antique sewing machine I bought this week .. anyone know who stocks this oil ? :Laughing:

     
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    Writing as an old suing machine myself, I'd go to Vera Lynn and ask for Whale meat again.
     
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    and oil the machine with GOOD SPERM OIL.

    sewing machine fetish ??????:Laughing:
     
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    Once used as a mechanical transmission oil
    Very high shear properties
    If you find any Jim is gonna cost:Eeek:
    The empty embossed bottles now fetcht £15.00 on flea bay:Doh:
    Geo
     
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    The mind boggles :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    I know Jim has a passion for old sewing machines.
    In the burnt out French village of Oradour every other burnt out house has a sewing machine left on display from WW2
    When Jim left 90% of em were up and running:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    what happened to the other 10%? did he nick em?

    Olley
     
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    There is a limit even to Jims capabilities:shout::shout:
     
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    Where'd ya think the spares came from:Doh:
     
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    Sperm Oil

    On a visit to the black country museum last year we saw Sperm candles - now the mind really does boggle.


    We were told they were a by product of the whaling industry !!!!!!

    Dave
     
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    Sperm oil (Useless fact) but interesting

    :BigGrin:Many Moons ago I used to be involved with the shipping ,storage ,handling and sampling
    of this product along with many other animal, fish,and vegetable oils can I suggest that you look under the heading of substitute lubricants on google as obviously now whaling is banned. Burmah Castrol @ ellesmere port used to import 1500 tons on regular basis how many whales is that ?:RollEyes:
     
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    cheers, interesting.. but I think I'll stick to modern sewing machine oil.. :Smile:

    jim
     
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    If yoou managed to find some..... and assuming it is still cold when the Stratford show gets here...... the female part of ourcampersbeentrashed could cover herself with it before her scheduled striptease....... or perhaps I am confusing it with Goose Grease :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Now you want us to up the bid with more temptation :Wink:
     
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    There's a shop, I think its a cafe, with old sewing machines completely filling the front windows, must be 50 or 60 of them, can't remember exactly where it is, but I think its in the Bluewater shopping centre.

    Don't know whether I should be posting this, as the thought of all those machines is likely to give Jim a funny turn, and he will be offering to take Jan there, which will give her a funny turn. :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Olley .. next time I'm in Bluewater there will be a blue moon in the sky .. :Laughing:

    Funny you should say that.. went to an auction today and bought another for £12 ..
    A 1932 Singer 28k hand cranker with a flying shuttle.. my first .. got home, threaded her up and away she went like a new 'un :BigGrin: the workmanship an attention to detail in these old machines is truly amazing.. I wonder how many thinks made today will still be running and useful in 77 years time.. not many I'm guessing.. must post a pic ..

    jim
     
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    Unless its a Mac of course:Wink:
     
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    Me thinks Jims setting up a sweat shop turning out fake designer gear!:Eek!:
     
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    just found this on another site :BigGrin:

    I couldn't wait till the launch of Apple's new all singing all dancing OSX 10.5 .. now 10.5.1, otherwise known as Leopard..
    I waited in line at the Apple store at Bluewater for the UK release..


    Was there a blue moon?? :Rofl1:

    Olley
     
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    Needs must Olley .. and as they used to say, I'd walk a mile for a Camel.. or a Mac :BigGrin: but I was parked in Kent, so it was just up the road .. :Wink:

    jim
     
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