Take a moment to read feedback's... Rare Late 19th Century American Antique W. UNDERWRITER'' Black Stenciled Brass & Wound Red Painted Cord. Double Handed Play Pipe Fire Nozzle, Chicago, IL. With original naturally Aged Brass Patina.Very Good overall antique condition: Absolutely 100% undisturbed & untouched. The brass nozzle tip & brass 2 handed handle both still have their orig, unpolished natural aged brass patina. The'play pipe' fire nozzle was only carefully dusted w/a fine goat hair dusting brush. Since it was acquired from an estate sale recently, and kept in the house as part of an antique collection, really required little cleaning. The wound, red thick cord that envelopes the main brass shaft of the nozzle is intact as well, there are NO DINGS on the shaft tube. The nozzle exhibits NO noticeable dings or dents.
Any wear found on its edges & surfaces is entirely commensurate & consistent w/its antique pedigree. The 2-handed handle has a few abrasions on the extreme margins of the hand grasps.
The threading of the nozzle tip is also without defect s. The threading base is also without any interruptions or loss of brass. The threading of the nozzle tip is also without defects.
The black stenciled'Underwriter' marking is still readable & clear. A great American cultural artifact. Brass: Red painted wound cord. 100% original antique condition: Untouched & undisturbed (No dings or dents on shaft).
Very well preserved overall antique condition. 30" in overall length: 8" at widest point in width. Country/Region of Manufacture: Chicago, IL. 3 1/2" base width: 1 1/8" nozzle tip opening width. Firefighting testing equipment: Late 19th century/Victorian era.Design patented in 1881: Hand stenciled black'Underwriter' marking on tube shaft. 2-part, threaded brass nozzle: Threaded brass hose coupling base collar. Black stenciled Underwriter mark: Naturally aged original brass patina. American: Antique, recently acquired from an estate sale, kept inside a cabinet among his other antiques, in North Carolina. The Triangle marking (9th photo) appears to be the logo for Allen Mgf. UL for 127 years, they have helped enable the possibilities of today while looking ahead to safeguard the unknowns of tomorrow. By empowering trust and smarter decisions, UL has built a better world by advancing innovation safety, sustainability and connected security. Always upholding and pushing the rigorous scientific standards that have brought us here today. It should come as no surprise their renown "UL" marking is on this vital firefighting equipment.
This antique American firefighting'play pipe' was once used to test water pressure in a tanker truck and from city hydrants. Essential in determining, should there be a fire, would the city and firefighters have enoung water pressure on hand to sufficiently fight a significant and large fire, which were unfortunately quite common and resulted in terrible loss of civilian life and conjoined properties in the late 19th Century. This firefighting play pipe was once such a tool used to accurately make life or death determination. An Outstanding American Antique Cultural Artifact.I attempt to describe all items as accurately as possible and to the best of my ability. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Firefighting & Rescue\Hoses & Nozzles". The seller is "high88top1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.