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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Was rummaging around my barn today and came across these. I bought them 4 years ago. I have, on several occasions, tried to find them. I have come to the conclusion that these were probably made by an artist and are one of a kind. These are very heavy and well made. I have never see anything like them and thought I'd put up here.

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    1. stwillia76 stwillia76, 3 years ago
      After a closer look I believe the tubes to be copper. There is a greenish patina on some of the tubes.
    2. JEllington, 3 years ago
      They are most likely brass, copper would be too soft to hold the form for that long. Brass is an alloy made from copper and zinc which is heavier more sturdy and being made of copper will get the same patina depending on the amount of copper in the brass.
    3. stwillia76 stwillia76, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much. I was wondering about how brass and copper patina would look like. You are right, it is most likely brass because it is very heavy. I was trying to date it. I think maybe the 50's. I was trying to find some site or info as to how to date an electrical plug. I also don't think this was a mass produced item. The estate this came from was a bit of an artist. He had a clock that sold for 20000. It is possible that he made this himself. Still very interesting. This is fine work.

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