Info on these two?

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  1. hdbeav

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    Saw these at a flea market in amish country. I should have taken more pics. The tube with the two twist off caps had a dry paste or old grease inside. Some type of early grease gun, small torch? 20190809_135429.jpg

    And this one..... I dont know if the rope I just used to plug the spout or if its intended as a wick. Any ideas?

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    the first pic is of an alcohol burner similar to a bunsen

    the bottom pic is of an old whale oil lamp

    that'z my guess and i'm stickin' to it ;-)
     
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    I believe that 66drifter is correct on the whale oil lamp although it could burn kerosene as well. Not sure on the other though.
     
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    First one is a small blow torch fueled by alcohol, used to be used a lot in jewelry making. I got one round here somewhere. joe
     
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    Yep!

    I hope you got them all!
     
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    And @66drifter hits it right out of the gate! Pics from a net search .... brass-lenk-automatic-alcohol-blotorch_1_3e4237896621187ed597b6225d51f114.jpg s-l225.jpg


    Much appreciated cause I was drawing a total blank. Reckon the second tube has polishing rouge for the jewelry then?
    And I imagine burning whale oil smells .... well.... a bit unique?

    Thank you @66drifter @Muskeg_Stomper
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    Much appreciated!
     
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    The tube with the nozzle is filled with alcohol, the second tube is also filled with alcohol and should have a cotton wick in it. It is filled by screwing off the bottom cap. It is lit and used to heat up the nozzle to produce a flame like a blow torch, vaporizing the alcohol, used for silver soldering mainly, but also heating gold and silver to make it more pliably to bend around a mandrel for making rings etc. They work pretty well. imagine an early butane torch. joe
     
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    I believe the second one is an oil can. It works much like a gas can without a second screw cap to allow the contents to flow freely and it closes by being hung up. I think its brilliant.
     
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    I need to go back and look it over again. Thank you for the information!

    There were many interesting pieces there and we were pressed for time. Merits another trip.
     
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