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    My Find of a Lifetime!

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    Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Checked out a new site yesterday with Jersey Ben...an Old farm site. It was pretty void of signals, but I did manage a 1902 Indian Head and one of my nicer old barrel taps.
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    JEDI

    Oct 2007
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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    i found something along the lines of that, very old spigget of somesorts, ill maybe post it in my next post,
    cool find
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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Hey Neil, that field is on the 1930s maps just as it sits today so I guess it is fairly old after all...
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    My Find of a Lifetime!

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyben
    Hey Neil, that field is on the 1930s maps just as it sits today so I guess it is fairly old after all...
    At first when I saw machined threads inside of the tap I was thinking late 1800's, but after a bit of research, it turns out that machined threads were used 100 years earlier, so based on the design I am gonna have to say early 19th century, possibly a bit older!

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    The work on that one is nice. Cool find buddy



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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Nice one Neil. Looks like a late 19th century gas valve. Found a few like that without the lever.

  8. #7
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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    That's really cool and will display nicely!

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    great find I dont think I ever seen that much decoration on a tap before

  10. #9
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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthJerseyJim
    Nice one Neil. Looks like a late 19th century gas valve. Found a few like that without the lever.
    I was considering that as well!

  11. #10

    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Man, that barrel tap is exceedingly cool! Great find!

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Cool Tap...Where's the keg? Congrat's and HH
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  13. #12
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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Very Nice Barrel Tap, Congrats!

    TommNJ


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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    I have no knowledge on this, but wouldn't that spigot be a little small for beer? It would take all day to fill a mug. Whiskey keg maybe, gas valve is very believeable. Educate me, if you would please.

  15. #14

    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil in West Jersey
    Quote Originally Posted by SouthJerseyJim
    Nice one Neil. Looks like a late 19th century gas valve. Found a few like that without the lever.
    I was considering that as well!
    consider it more (maybe need a change of title)

    Pretty piece
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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Oh yeah Neil, that's a nice one. Good to see you're getting out

  17. #16

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    very cool Neil! congrats
    Debby

  18. #17
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    Jan 2008
    Forked River, Moorestown, NJ
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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Very cool find!

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    That's an awesome looking tap Neil

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    That is most certainly not a barrel tap. It is a gas valve from a wall sconce or chandelier.

    Best Wishes,

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    Re: Old Beer Barrel Tap

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckleBoy
    That is most certainly not a barrel tap. It is a gas valve from a wall sconce or chandelier.

    Best Wishes,

    Buckles
    I was waiting for you to chime in, yup, not a beer tap or any barrel tap of any kind, gas valve it is..........

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