In Reply to: Grease Guns posted by CHUCK4850 on November 25, 2021 at 09:23:17:
The grease gun was a dealer optional accessory on grease guns since 1941. The Ford Tractor Grease Gun, p/n 8N-17125-A was released in September, 1947, and sold only as an optional accessory as Dearborn p/n 250001 and supplied by The BALCRANK COMPANY of Cincinnati, Ohio. It carried their name on the lever/handle, and a DEARBORN EQUIPMENT decal on the barrel. The BALCRANK Model number is 162-L. It was painted semi-gloss black as per Ford tool specs. Also offered was a bracket, DEARBORN p/n 230032 that could be bolted to a fender for easy operator access. The BALCRANK grease gun was used up until it was declared obsolete in April, 1952, when the Dearborn stamped unit was released. This model was used up thru the Hundred Series Tractors. It was Cad plated. You say you have two different mounting brackets? Can you post pictures; I know of only one? The BALCRANK unit had the name stamped on the handle. If you don't have a stamp, yours might not be the correct model. They made 50 different models. Either one would be OK to use since options could be purchased at any time. The bracket can be painted Ford Medium Grey like the rest of the sheet metal. It's your tractor, paint it pink if you want. You can get decals at George Bradish Tractor Parts, Latrobe, PA -seek links. Sent you an email with the entire story.