Comptometer / adding machine oil?

Tony Duell ard at
Sat Aug 26 18:15:34 CDT 2006

> > Clock oil (obtained from a watch/clockmaker's supplier) on most parts.
> Any ideas about sewing machine oil? I've got a supply of that, but I don't 
> think I've got anything thinner on hand until I'm up at the museum next...

It's probably OK. But you can get clock oil (in many different 
thicknesses) from companies like H S Walsh. It's not _that_ expensive 
either (or wasn't last time I bought some), you only use it a drop at a 
time so a small bottle lasts a long time.


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