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    STILL or BOAT PART ?

    A friend found this in the bottom of a drained lake.

    We are trying to find out what it is.

    I Think STILL

    My Friend thinks Boat part. Did boats run on Water Pressure ?

    This is the same lake, I found the Slot Machnes, which, the state Police threw in after Raids.
    seems to me, a possibility, this MAY be part of an Illegal Still raid ?


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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    I say a condenser for a still.

    HH!
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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    What about a steam engine whistle ?? Kinda tightly wound for a still.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    Hey Jeff,
    It could be a condenser for a water cooled still, is it copper?. kinda looks like steel in the picture

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    Copper. I edited the pics to try and get better clarity.

    photo 5 may be Brass. is heaviest part

    Photos 9 - 10 & 11 Remind me of a Flower Sifter or an early coffee pot inside.
    ? ? ? ? ?Altho no holes like in a sifter.

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    Did boats run on Water Pressure ?
    The African Queen did.? Steam launches were common in the 1890's up to 1930's.? Just like a locomotive engine but it turns a prop shaft instead of a wheel.

    I can't say that your object is from such a thing.? Looks too small for that application.? It looks like a garage door spring with a Tiki umbrella in one end from the photos.?

    Your bigger detail shot does make the lollipop end appear to be a pressure regulator valve of some type. The creases would allow it to expand and contract like a flat barometer. Hmmmmm.
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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    The spring looks like something romn one of those old garage doors...But who knows !!! It's just a guess........
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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    Or what about a steam safety spring valve ...from steamboat?
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    You know Jeff....I think that you are pulling our legs here...thats really the freon coil you hacked out of your refrigerator yesterday....isnt it!!!
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Seeker
    ? ? ? The spring looks like something romn one of those old garage doors...But who knows !!!? It's just a guess........
    No it's definately copper tube.

    Not a Spring.

    it's Very Heavy Copper tubeing also.

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    I dont know Jeff....the coils seem to be a little different in size....
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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    Cool Still Gypsy.

    Looks like it's sitting along a Highway.

    Well IF that's what all stills look like then it definatly Isn't.
    Even so... now I'm wondering if the Coil He found would even do the job,
    unless it was a Very Small operation.


    It's still a "Frankenstein" Contraption. (Built with spare parts of different things)

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    Re: STILL or BOAT PART ?

    Gentleman here with me says it reminds him of a bellow type thermostat, they came on some old boat engines and also old 1930's truck engines, Diamond Reo's in particular.

    Just a guess. But he stresses very old.
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