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Posted: 2/24/2007 3:49:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/3/2007 1:00:15 PM EST by BillTheButcher]
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is this a fireman's nozzle of some type? it's about 13.5" inches long and made of brass or bronze? and the front part unscrews, the bottom piece also unscrews.

how old do you think it is?
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:53:02 PM EST
enemas ??????

I am curious as well
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:53:59 PM EST
fire nozzle
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:54:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 3:55:39 PM EST by Ocala313]

Originally Posted By olwen:
fire nozzle
+1
ETA 1900-1950's
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:55:21 PM EST
It's old (2 1/2"??) fire nozzle.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:55:22 PM EST
That's Rosie O'Donnell's douche nozzle.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:56:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 3:57:14 PM EST by ChrisLe]

Originally Posted By BillTheButcher:
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is this a fireman's nozzle of some type? it's about 13.5" inches long and made of brass or bronze? and the front part unscrews

how old do you think it is?


Yup. Looks like a deuce and a half nozzle used on the deck gun of an FD pumper.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 3:57:40 PM EST
My guess it came out of an old building that had fire hose set about. As far as age 1930's.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:06:10 PM EST
Could be 30 to 60 years old. It is also called a suicide nozzle because it has no shut off.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 4:09:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By oldfool:
My guess it came out of an old building that had fire hose set about. As far as age 1930's.


I think the design looks more like turn of the century circa 1897 - 1910
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:07:46 PM EST
95 -00's only because the decorative hand grip, and length. Later models tend to be shorter and plain.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 5:39:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/24/2007 5:46:48 PM EST by BillTheButcher]
looks like something they may have used back around the era of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906





Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:07:08 PM EST


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Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:14:36 PM EST
It would look really nice if you did take the time to shine it up. Does it have any manufacturer's marks on it?
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:15:27 PM EST
no don't clean it up. just brush it off lightly. history you would be washing away.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:16:24 PM EST
i love the elbow grease thats awesome. lol
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:21:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By Blaze261:
no don't clean it up. just brush it off lightly. history you would be washing away.


+1

I wouldnt want to remove the patina and history, it probably took 75 years or more to get that greenish dark patina

Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:21:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:22:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 6:25:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By SFR:
i love the elbow grease thats awesome. lol


I guess I'm overruled here, but I would be shining that thing.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 7:20:37 PM EST




they probably used it with one of these old fire steamers
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 7:25:43 PM EST
For those that dont know a fire steamer was a big water
pump, driven by a steam engine. They would stoke up the
firebox on the way to the scene so they'd have plenty of
steam pressure available to run the pump at full capacity.
Link Posted: 2/24/2007 7:43:47 PM EST
I wouldn't polish it. This isn't a C&R you're gonna shoot. It's a decorative historical piece.

But I would look for maker's stamps / marks.

+1 for a vehicle mounted tip... most handhelds had/have shorter tapers, since they were mounted on playpipes.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 10:44:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 10:45:14 AM EST by BillTheButcher]
the unit comes apart in 3 pieces
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 1:35:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By BillTheButcher:
the unit comes apart in 3 pieces


The different size holes = different water flow rates.
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