LUBRICATION has been the subject of numerous articles in recent years. A search through the files of the two publications devoted exclusively to the subject, reveals that the scientific and technical aspects have received expert attention, while the more prosaic or practical application of the lubricants resulting from all of the research and laboratory development, have received very sparse treatment. Yet it has been the desire of those whose primary interest is in this field, to extend the sphere of that interest within industry. The owner or management of a small or large works is interested first in results, and the simplest method of achievement of the end result. After twelve years of experience in the general field of lubrication, I am under the impression that we have unwittingly surrounded the subject with an aura of scientific mystery that deflects sought for attention thus discouraging a great number of interested readers. There is a typical American expression that applies here, “let's keep it simple”. This article will not touch on the scientific side of lubrication but on the NEED FOR PLANNED LUBRICATION and how to go about filling that need. We are here directly concerned with the problems, both apparent and hidden, that exist whereever there is metal in motion.
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