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How the Zerk fitting changed the automobile forever

The advancement of the automobile has always been a steady stream of small, incremental improvements. Sure, there were revolutionary moments along the way, but the vast majority of what shifted the car from a novelty to this country’s primary form of transportation came in the form of steady progress. One such step was how to keep moving parts lubricated easy and clean. You can thank Oscar Zerk and his 1923 patent for a special fitting for that.

 

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Sadly, the Zerk Mansion, "Dunmovin" was recently torn down. Cool place with some unusual stories behind it.

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