Anointing with oil was a custom among the Hebrews and other oriental nations. 
<p>Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, That ran down upon the beard, Even Aaron's beard; That came down upon the skirt of his garments. Psalm 133:1-2 ASV

Anointing

Anointing with oil was a custom among the Hebrews and other oriental nations. Behold, how good and how…

"A muffle furnace, employed for annealing, hardening, and tempering." &mdash;Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Automatic Oil Muffle Furnace

"A muffle furnace, employed for annealing, hardening, and tempering." —Encyclopedia Britannica,…

Oil Beetle.

Oil Beetle

Oil Beetle.

An oil burner is a heating device which burns fuel oil. The oil is atomized in to a fine spray usually by forcing it under pressure through a nozzle.

Oil Burner

An oil burner is a heating device which burns fuel oil. The oil is atomized in to a fine spray usually…

Bush is president of the Bush and Denslow Manufacturing Company, refiners and dealers in oil.

R. T. Bush

Bush is president of the Bush and Denslow Manufacturing Company, refiners and dealers in oil.

Coconut palms are a tropical tree that grow large seeds. From the seed we get milk and oil.

Coconut Palm

Coconut palms are a tropical tree that grow large seeds. From the seed we get milk and oil.

This modern cruet-frame is used to hold oil and vinegar in small bottles with a shoulder.

Modern Cruet-Frame

This modern cruet-frame is used to hold oil and vinegar in small bottles with a shoulder.

This modern cruet-frame is used to hold oil and vinegar in small bottles with a shoulder. It is made out of colored glass.

Modern Cruet-Frame

This modern cruet-frame is used to hold oil and vinegar in small bottles with a shoulder. It is made…

This modern cruet-frame is used to hold oil and vinegar in small bottles with a shoulder.

Modern Cruet-Frame

This modern cruet-frame is used to hold oil and vinegar in small bottles with a shoulder.

An open window decorated with a border of oiil paints.

Decorative Border

An open window decorated with a border of oiil paints.

"Perfect Form of Dioptric Holophote for an Oil Flame.&mdash;By combining the back prisms ga, hc just described with a semi-holophote abc subtending 180 degrees and a portion of the dioptric spherical mirror ijk, no light is lost on the burner, and all the rays are parallelized, so that this apparatus, being all of glass, is both geometrically and physically perfect." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dioptric Holophote

"Perfect Form of Dioptric Holophote for an Oil Flame.—By combining the back prisms ga, hc just…

The famous Drake Well for oil

Drake Well

The famous Drake Well for oil

"Automatic Oil Muffle Furnace." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Furnace

"Automatic Oil Muffle Furnace." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"When you want to lose money, invest in oil." -Trowbridge, 1866

Investment Rebus

"When you want to lose money, invest in oil." -Trowbridge, 1866

"Oil-jar, <em>Lekythos</em>." &mdash; The Delphian Society, 1913

Lekythos

"Oil-jar, Lekythos." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Diagram showing the relationship of the black sapropelitic shales, the oil producers, to the limestone beds on the left and the sands on the right.

Limestone Beds

Diagram showing the relationship of the black sapropelitic shales, the oil producers, to the limestone…

"The moderator lamp, invented by M. Franchot about 1836, from the simplicity and efficiency of its arrangements rapidly superseded about all other forms of mechanical lamps. The two essential features of the moderator lamp are (1) the strong spiral spring which, acting on a piston within the cylindrical reservoir of the lamp, serves to propel the oil to the burner, and (2) the ascending tube C through which the oil passes upwards to the burner. The latter consist of two sections, the lower fixed to and passing through the piston A into the oil reservoir, and the upper attached to the burner. The lower or piston section moves within the upper, which forms a sheath enclosing nearly its whole length when the spring is fully wound up." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Moderator Lamp

"The moderator lamp, invented by M. Franchot about 1836, from the simplicity and efficiency of its arrangements…

A lubricant is a substance introduced between two moving surfaces to reduce the friction between them, improving efficiency and reducing wear. They may also have the function of dissolving or transporting foreign particles and of distributing heat.

Oil Can

A lubricant is a substance introduced between two moving surfaces to reduce the friction between them,…

Oil is obtained by boring. The wells so produced are similar to artesian wells, except in the material discharged. In many instances the oil issues in powerful streams, which continue to flow for considerable periods of time. The crude oil is stored in huge tanks, from which it is transferred to barrels or iron tanks for transportation.

Oil Well and Tank

Oil is obtained by boring. The wells so produced are similar to artesian wells, except in the material…

Olive has been cultivated from the earliest times chiefly for its oil, which is obtained from the fruit by pressure.

olive

Olive has been cultivated from the earliest times chiefly for its oil, which is obtained from the fruit…

"Vertical section of part of the rind of the Orange, showing glands containing volatile oil, R, R, R, surrounded by cells." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Orange Rind

"Vertical section of part of the rind of the Orange, showing glands containing volatile oil, R, R, R,…

Mercury, water, and oil are poured into a glass jar. The mercury goes to the bottom, the oil floats at the top, the surfaces of contact are seen to be horizontal.

Phial of the Four Elements

Mercury, water, and oil are poured into a glass jar. The mercury goes to the bottom, the oil floats…

A woman polishing her wooden chair with oil.

Polishing

A woman polishing her wooden chair with oil.

"An example of a form of reading lamp is seen here. The lamp is mounted on a standard on which it can be raised or lowered at will, and fixed by a thumb screw. The oil reservoir is in two parts, the upper ac being an inverted flask which fits into bb, from which the burner is directly fed through the tube d; h is an overflow cup for any oil that escapes at the burner, and it is pierced with air-holes for admitting the current of air to the center tube of the Argand burner. The lamp is filled with oil by withdrawing the flask ac, filling it, and inverting it into its place. The under reservoir bb fills from it to the burner level ee, on a line with the mouth of ac. so soon as that level falls below the mouth of ac, a bubble of air gets access to the upper reservoir, and oil again fills up bb to the level ec, and so on it goes as long as combustion continues and the supply of oil in ac endures." &mdash;The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Reading Lamp

"An example of a form of reading lamp is seen here. The lamp is mounted on a standard on which it can…

Rukenaw the ape, Reynard's aunt, helps Reynard prepare to fight with Isegrim the wolf. She shaves him and oils him up so the wolf cannot catch him.

Reynard the Fox: Rukenaw Putting Oil on Reynard

Rukenaw the ape, Reynard's aunt, helps Reynard prepare to fight with Isegrim the wolf. She shaves him…

Rubber tree is a tropical tree that contains rubber particles within its secretion.

Rubber tree

Rubber tree is a tropical tree that contains rubber particles within its secretion.

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces the charring effect og a heater barrel on the stock; small butt plate screw hole and seat for the butt plate tang, F; butt swivel plate seat, G; mortise for receiver tang lug and hole for rear guard screw, H; mortise for sear and slot for trigger, I; cut-off thumb-piece recess, J; mortise for recoil on the receiver, K; bed for fixed base, L; grasping grooves, N; shoulder for lower band, O; bed for band spring, P; shoulder for upper band, Q; channels for decreasing weight, R; upper band screw hole, S; and the stock screw hole, T. The large hole in butt is for decreasing weight, and the smaller one is a pocket for the combination oiler and thong case." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Stock, right side view

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces…

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces the charring effect og a heater barrel on the stock; small butt plate screw hole and seat for the butt plate tang, F; butt swivel plate seat, G; mortise for receiver tang lug and hole for rear guard screw, H; mortise for sear and slot for trigger, I; cut-off thumb-piece recess, J; mortise for recoil on the receiver, K; bed for fixed base, L; grasping grooves, N; shoulder for lower band, O; bed for band spring, P; shoulder for upper band, Q; channels for decreasing weight, R; upper band screw hole, S; and the stock screw hole, T. The large hole in butt is for decreasing weight, and the smaller one is a pocket for the combination oiler and thong case." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Stock, top view

"The parts are the butt, A; small, B; magazine well, C; barrel bed, D; air chamber, E, which reduces…

Four stringils in which the hollow for collecting the oil or perspiration from the body may be observed.

Four Stringils

Four stringils in which the hollow for collecting the oil or perspiration from the body may be observed.

An illustration of a political cartoon depicting a woman and an oil container.

Woman & Oil

An illustration of a political cartoon depicting a woman and an oil container.