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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-06-2007 at 22:07:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Service Bulletins from my collection on the Dearborn Grease Gun and Bracket and the later Ford grease Gun. All the Dearborn grease guns I have seen have looked like this and they all have the familiar "Dearborn Farm Equipment" or "Dearborn Genuine Parts" diamond logo stamped on the handle. The later ones have the familiar FoMoCo oval logo stamped on the handle. I will post pictures of my Dearborn and Ford grease guns later.

    Dearborn Grease Gun & Bracket-

    Ford Grease Gun -Page 1

    Ford Grease Gun -Page 2

    Tim Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-27-2007 at 13:05:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Here's a supplement to the Ford grease gun. This is just my collection and by no means is the complete history of the Ford Tractor Grease Gun. I have an original Ford Tractor sealed in bag EAPN-17125-A circa 1967; an identical one only I painted it black and added Dearborn decal; Original Dearborn Equipment Grease Gun-probably about 1950; later Ford Tractor grease gun-probably 1959; and the current issue from CNH -made by Alemite, purchased in 2002. First up are pictures of my original Dearborn Grease Gun and some original Dearborn Accessory Ads from catalogs/brochures and pictures of other original Dearborn Grease Guns I saved over the years. The '67 Version in sealed bag is originally painted the Ford blue that was prevalent in the sixties. I was fortunate to have purchased another at the time and painted it black and added a Dearborn Decal which I use for display when I go to shows. I usually never display the original. As far as the fender mounting bracket goes, in my opinion, it seems more practical to mount it on the RIGHT rear fender where it is out of the way and right near the leveling crank and easy access to grease implements. There is a slight glitch in that if you have a rear light fender bracket also, it uses the same two bolt holes so longer bolts are needed. Finally, there is a page from a 1945 Ford Tractor Brochure with a grease gun pictured as an "extra" included with the tractor. HHHMMM...where are all those guns now??? Were they marked FORD or Alemite or what??? Did Alemite make all of the grease guns??? Inquiring minds need to know!!!

    My Original Dearborn Grease Gun-

    Close-up of Logo on Handle

    My 1948 8N with Original Dearborn Grease Gun and Bracket mounted on Left Fender-

    Dearborn Accessory Catalog-

    Another Dearborn catalog Ad-

    An Original Dearborn Grease Gun And Original Box Left Hand View-

    Same -Right Hand View-

    Another Original Dearborn Grease Gun-

    My Collection-

    Original EAPN-17125-A from 1967 FTO & original case Box-

    Close-Up of 1967 FORD logo on handle-

    Original 1967 FTO EAPN-17125-A Grease Gun/painted black w/Dearborn decal-

    Later Ford Tractor FoMoCo close-up of handle logo-

    Current Issue from CNH -made by ALEMITE-

    A Page From a 1945 Ford Tractor Brochure-

    Tim Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3*

    Randy(PA)    Posted 10-06-2007 at 23:49:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Bracket 250032 (recently seen on eBay) was drawn in March 1948 by the supplier American Forging & Socket Co. of Pontiac, MI. and it has an offset tab (with two holes) spot-welded only on the left end, instead of one hole in each end, as this catalog shows. I would assume this 1950 version is an improvement from the fatigue perspective (probably cost less to produce as well). I wonder if the part number changed for this improved part.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 10-07-2007 at 12:35:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Hi Randy-
    Interesting about the American Forging company, where did you research this and/or can you provide us more info? Here's a picture of an original bracket I bought on ebay years ago for my 8N and all of the ones I've seen look just like it.

    Dearborn Grease Gun Bracket-

    Tim Daley(MI)

    *9N653I* & *8NI55I3

    Randy(PA)    Posted 10-07-2007 at 23:10:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • This is off the drawing in Ford Tractor Engineering files. Only thing I can add is that Dearborn Motors released this supplier drawing in May of '48. The version you bought and show above(prior post) must be a later version yet, and may finally have enough bolts to keep it from failing from fatigue at the tabs. I can just visualize how much they must have been twanging (vibration) around when the tractor was running and the gun was in it. This may be why you don't see many of the earlier versions; they may all have failed. Also, the drawing says they were to be painted Ford chassis black.

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