There was a time before car lifts were invented when just about every garage that did service work and grease jobs had what was called a grease pit. Ferdinand Ellerman, seen here in a garage in the greater Los Angeles area during 1915, smiled for the camera while standing in one. With him is an assortment of lubrication equipment including a cast iron frying pan and spoon.
Grease pumps and guns can be seen below along with a page from the Automobile Trade Journal showing the high quality Lukenheimer grease cups that were offered in the same year as our featured photo. Can any of our readers positively identify the automobile with the distinctive platform rear spring? Well over one hundred and fifty photos of other garages and agencies can be seen here on The Old Motor.