File No. 763.72112/835

The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice ) to the Secretary of State

The British Ambassador presents his compliments to the Secretary of State, and has the honour to transmit herewith twenty copies of a list enumerating certain oils and substances included under the heading “lubricants” in the British list of articles to be treated as conditional contraband.

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[Enclosure]

Oils and substances included under the heading “lubricants” in the British list of articles to be treated as conditional contraband

I.
Principal oils used as lubricants:
  • Tallow oil.
  • Lard oil.
  • Neat’s-foot oil (including sheep’s foot oil, horse’s foot oil, and fatty bone oil).
  • Olive oil.
  • Rape oil (including colza oil, Ravisson oil, or Black Sea rape oil, and Jamba oil).
  • Castor oil.
  • Particularly for fine mechanisms—
    • Hazelnut oil.
    • Ben oil.
    • Porpoise oil (including body oil and jaw oil).
    • Dolphin oil or blackfish oil (including body oil and jaw oil).
    • Sperm oil.
    • Arctic sperm oil.
  • Whale oil.
  • Rosin oil.
II.
Solid lubricants:
1.
Graphite (including natural graphite, artificial graphite, Acheson’s graphite, colloidal graphite, deflocculated graphite, “Oildag,” “Aquadag,” or “Waterdag”).
2.
Mineral jellies.
3.
Tallow (including mutton tallow, beef tallow and goat and buck tallow).
4.
All unctuous bodies which do not flow (or flow extremely slowly) at ordinary temperatures containing—
a.
Tallow mixed with any other oil, fat, or mineral jelly.
b.
Any oil, fat, or mineral jelly containing aluminium soap, lead soap, lime soap, or rosin soap.
c.
Commercial forms of lead soap, lime soap, and aluminium soap.*
d.
Any oil, fat, or mineral jelly containing water and an alkali, or containing potash or soda soap (but not including “super-fatted soaps” of various kinds).
5.
Rosin greases or rosin soaps.
*
Aluminium soap in oleaginous solution is also known as “oil pulp,” “thickener,” “gelatin,” and “viscom.”