Spigot

Spigot

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Description
With slightly tapered, finely threaded, horizontal connector and vertical stopcock having a cylindrical body ending in a smaller diameter spout or nozzle topped by a coarsely threaded valvestem with T-bar handle and cork washer. Cast "FENN / N\o. 3" and "NEW YORK / N\o. 3" in raised serif letters on opposite sides of connector. For use with barrels, casks, hogsheads, kegs, etc. to dispense water, ale, beer, wine or rum.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spigot
date made
1830 - 1860
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
cork (washer material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 8.89 cm x 9.8425 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
1979.0568.576
catalog number
1979.0568.576
accession number
1979.0568
catalog number
1979.0568.576A
1979.0568.576B
Credit Line
Gift of Preston R. Bassett
subject
Beverages
Commercial Furnishings
Food Culture
Patented
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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