Stella Oiler

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(photo courtesy Lelland Fletcher)
The can is 3 inches diameter by 2-1/4" tall, with a felt
"stamper" pad that contains the oil to be rubbed on the disc.

(photos courtesy Ken Vinen)

The fine print instructions on the back side of the tin are --

"The under side of tune sheets is slightly oiled before shipment, but when through the action of the atmosphere and use of the instrument, the tune sheets become dry and a crackling noise is produced in playing; this will disappear if the under side of the tune sheet is slightly oiled by means of this pad, which should be kept saturated well with mineral oil."

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01 December 2003