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    Posted 2 years ago

    AnythingOb…
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    This was literally picked up off the ground numerous years ago now from behind a 1950's-ish building, where it had then apparently been simply dropped and abandoned after being replaced by a newer valve. No doubt because, as it currently exists, it would absolutely LEAK LIKE A SIEVE, but whatever... <lol>

    Nonetheless I think it's still kinda a fun oldish chunk of metal. Actually quite nicely crafted, unscrewing its 'cap nut' now reveals several thoroughly dried out rubber seals/bits inside. I think the little greenish 'lump' shown in the middle of the small round reddish part was once the head of a screw which woulda held that part of it to the bottom of the rest of all that.

    There are no markings whatsoever on it to now indicate who might have first made it, or when.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      These models are still currently sold here in the West Indies. Want me to send you some extras ? LOL
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      <LOL> with 'ya bb2!!! There's little doubt I could also probably buy a shiny new one nearly like it at most any local place-you-get-plumbing-parts, but what'd be the fun in THAT?? ;-) ;-) ;-)

      Thanks also to jscott0363, fortapache, & Brunswick for tapping your <love it> buttons! :-) :-) :-)

      For the record, I currently have it "displayed" on the flat wooden panel which otherwise serves as the back edge of my workbench. Somehow, I've always found the thought of a nice brass faucet sticking out from an otherwise rather random "surface" (nowhere near any actual plumbing fixture) to be slightly amusing...?? <giggle>

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