Make your own humongous piston valve
Stock Number: 10563
WORLD WAR II WOOD MOLD FOR AN ENORMOUS PISTON VALVE, American, signed "1-off Cast Steel, Piston Valve: 18" Blacksmith Hammer, R.D.D.R. Co., Blacksmith Shop, Sept. 1941"
13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall,
Country of manufacture
WORLD WAR II WOOD MOLD FOR AN ENORMOUS PISTON VALVE, American, signed “1-off Cast Steel, Piston Valve: 18″ Blacksmith Hammer, R.D.D.R. Co., Blacksmith Shop, Sept. 1941″ and bearing a paper label. It stands 13-1/2″ (34 cm) tall, with a maximum diameter of 7-5/8” (19 cm), the wood stained red and black and divisible in two vertically. In good condition, it is an historical artifact with great architectural / sculptural quality. This valve was likely designed for a large ship or locomotive.
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