View Full Version : I got a tough one!!!

Napa Steve
01-18-2011, 09:46 PM
I found this at an elementary school with the DFX, it was 6 inches down and VDIed at 72-73 and I beleve it might be brass, its about 2 inches in both directions and has some weight to it, I thought it was some type of smoking pipe until I saw the threads.

01-18-2011, 09:48 PM
It looks like an old gas fixture to me, good find!!

01-18-2011, 09:50 PM
Looks like an old valve to me. . Could be for gas like G said.

01-18-2011, 10:00 PM
My first thought was an old laboratory gas valve.

dave in iowa
01-18-2011, 10:05 PM
yep. old gas shut off, ive found a couple, similar ones neat find

Ill Digger
01-18-2011, 10:06 PM
Yep, I'm with the others...looks like a gas valve thumbsup01

Napa Steve
01-18-2011, 10:39 PM
I think you guys are right on this one, what had me puzzled was the fancy design on it, thanks everyone thumbsup01

01-18-2011, 11:06 PM
Howdy Pard!
Before I looked at what others said, my thought was that it was a valve for a gas lamp. Like lamps today, some are fancier than others. The ornate look suggests an indoor gas lamp such as could be found in homes before electrics came along.


Nitro 54
01-19-2011, 12:34 AM
Fancy old gas valve Steve.. Neat find... I had a house in Texas years ago that was built in the 40's and it had fancy gas valves in it.

01-19-2011, 09:52 AM
yep they use to have those in the science labs when i was in school nice find

01-19-2011, 02:44 PM
Lar was right! My house was built in 1850 & we had those here too

02-01-2011, 12:09 AM
That is a very ornate piece though for it's use. :yes:

02-01-2011, 02:49 PM
Good find Steve... :peace: :clapping: thumbsup01

02-01-2011, 03:23 PM
Looks like an interocitor valve to me. rofl

02-02-2011, 07:40 AM
Old gas valve (gas cock), used on--1900 gas sconces



02-02-2011, 10:15 AM
Cool tough find NapaSteve!!! At least your getting to hunt :happydance01:

Jeff (or)
02-02-2011, 06:02 PM
I love finds like that, very cool, congrats. <: :beerbuddy:

02-02-2011, 10:02 PM
That is soooo cool Steve! :clapping: I love intricate stuff like that...