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Help Identifying an Artefact No. 2
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Quote:This is far too shiny and nice for in the bilges.
May not be for the bilges Mr.D - may not even be a valve of the ball variety - could be any manner of seacock? But do agree the narrow end(top?) looks very fancy (would like to say it's a design approach to keeping the amount of raw material used in casting to a minimum, like on a steel ibeam - but that would just be bulls**ting!)

Quote:Does this object have a hole all the way through? That's not clear from the photo.
If it doesn't we're back to the tea caddy . . .

Quote:Looks like some sort of decorative brass mount to me...
Component part of a ships steam whistle/fog horn?

Quote:On a ship the size of the SS Teddington they wouldn't normally bother with a ball valve in the scuppers.
May not be off the Teddington? Could be off one of these:
http://xerposa.com/7522/french-diving-suit

The arrangement of those lugs seems quite telling . . . why are they not equidistant?
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#22
CARTOON REALITY Wrote:Component part of a ships steam whistle/fog horn?
Wrong size, really.

Quote:May not be off the Teddington? Could be off one of these:
http://xerposa.com/7522/french-diving-suit

The arrangement of those lugs seems quite telling . . . why are they not equidistant?
I'm pretty sure that diving suit belongs to Cthulhu.

Lots of ideas here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1...=1&theater
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#23
pdurdin Wrote:I'm pretty sure that diving suit belongs to Cthulhu

Hope the previous owner wasn't extracted through the fitting - might explain its conical shape though }Smile
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