Hard Rubber "Watch Case Atomizer" Dry Fly Oiler
For sale here is a "Watch Case Atomizer" No. 11, from the American Hard Rubber Co., patented August 1, 1899. These atomizers were adopted by fly fishermen in the early 1900's as a dry fly oil applicator. The orange tip indicates that this is the "No. 11", intended for oily fluids, as opposed to the black tipped "No. 10" which was for less viscous, watery fluids. Good condition with some sun fading on one side of the atomizer. Screw-in stem is intact, and the script remains clear.