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Oiling the Wheels. more
A bearded man stands next to a machine made from giant cogs and wheels; he is oiling an axle. In the background behind him is a counter where a person stands facing away from us and towards a man on the other side of the counter; the person facing away has one hand on a large lever. In the background, more machinery.
The text is credited to a Mr. Power, from “The Oiled Feather” but the illustration itself is not credited as to artist.
“oil is certainly not more necessary for machinery than for the comfortable and easy working of the complex and wonderful framework of our moral nature. . . . ‘A word in season’—a word ‘on wheels’ —‘how good it is,’ and what an influence for gootit may exert!” (p. 65)