Hog Oilers Were Cheap Insurance

Stockmen turned to hog oilers to battle vermin and disease

Lazy Hog Automatic Oiler
The Lazy Hog Automatic Oiler, made by W.C. Burrell, Kankakee, Ill., was a barrier-style oiler. The hog had to push through the device’s swinging doors to reach food and water. Two-quart fruit jars (at top) held the oil, which seeped into rope lining the edge of each door. The jars, Louise speculates, “probably lasted about a day in a hog yard.”
Leslie C. McManus