Make your own humongous piston valve

Make your own humongous piston valve

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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"

Dimensions

13-1/2 inches (34 cm) tall,

Circa

September 1941

Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Technology, Other Maritime Antiques, Engineering antiques

Description

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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US TESSERACT

David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at mail@etesseract.com.

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