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    Ever see anything like this?

    Hey folks,

    I dug this up a while ago but never actually definitively identified it. It's made of lead and almost looks like a clay pipe, but I can't imagine that's what it is. Other suggestions have indicated that it might be part of an old plumbing system.





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    Some sort of plumbing seems like a good guess, I can't imagine what else it could be used for. I've never seen anything like it though. I don't think I've ever come across a lead pipe before at all, come to think of it.

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    I work in plumbing and have never seen anything like it.
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    To me it almost looks like a crowbar or lug wrench for old car? LEON.

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    Thanks for the replies fellas. Yeah this has me stumped...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemihampton View Post
    To me it almost looks like a crowbar or lug wrench for old car? LEON.
    That's what it reminded me of as well but if it's lead then it can't have much force applied to it, it would just bend. That's what leaves me thinking plumbing, because there just isn't much you can do with lead in terms of tools, it's too soft.

    It actually reminds me most of all of the part of a Christmas tree stand where you pour the water, but I seriously doubt that's what it is.

    I'm also curious about that lip inside the bowl, that must have served some purpose.

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    I've seen a few lead goosenecks, now outlawed, used in service connections through the years (have a new one laying around somewhere) but never seen anything like that. Cool find though. Maybe somebody'll figure it out.

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    Think it could be a homemade part of an old still (alcohol) or something?

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    Decorative part of a fountain or ?
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    Definitely part of the landing gear of a alien spacecraft. or some sort of plumbing for a fountain.

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