Posted 5 years ago
Surprisingly, this was a wedding present, given to us when we were married nearly 34 years ago. From a dear friend, who knew of my love for all things old and interesting!
It's a patent model for a steam engine valve, submitted for patent in 1867, and approved in 1868. It came with the tag too! Don't you love the awesome scripty handwriting?
Unfortunately, the valve nozzle (?) opening came to some untimely damage a few years ago, when something fell on it. But probably no one will ever notice. You didn't notice did you? LOL!