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Old 01-08-2017, 10:26 AM
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Default Steam Whistle part??

I found this a few months ago at a hone site built in 1786 (still standing). I actually did not dig it, someone else had and threw it next to a tree. I thought it looked interesting and finally decided to try to figure out what it is. I was watching a video the other day of a guy repairing a steam whistle (keith Rutger) and realized this is similar. The center plunger thing does not move much at all and opens the side passage when moved. I have yet to find a whistle that looks just like it and realized it may be something else. Anyone have a better idea? any help is appreciated.
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I dont see pics. But you might look at steam pop off valves they are very similar
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:44 AM
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I do but they are in my finds album on this forum if you can't.

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I looked at album and I would think its a pop off valve.
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A different version but looks similar to me as this thing I found once.
An old vintage high tank toilet fill valve....or a similar fill valve where that big arm attaches to a float to control overflowing some other type of tank.

Mine looked dirty and bad when dug but after tumbling it came out great...
Brass, copper and cool.

Never thought a toilet piece could be a proud piece of my collection.
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 View post
A different version but looks similar to me as this thing I found once.
An old vintage high tank toilet fill valve....or a similar fill valve where that big arm attaches to a float to control overflowing some other type of tank.

Mine looked dirty and bad when dug but after tumbling it came out great...
Brass, copper and cool.

Never thought a toilet piece could be a proud piece of my collection.
Hey that does look similar in the way the lever system works. This one is brass, cant find any markings on it though. I don't think it is a toilet valve though because the flow would not be enough.

Edit: actually you may be correct. There is evidence of an iron rod or something that was screwed into the end of the lever. I'll bet it was the float.

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Nice id digger.
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Originally Posted by taz42o View post
Nice id digger.
When I found mine I had no idea what it was, then after a few comments and guesses on this and a few other forums a guy that was a plumber nailed it...he had seen them before.
http://metaldetectingforum.com/showt...oilet%2C+brass

There are a few different manufactures and versions of these old toilet fill valves and yours looks like it performs the same function.
I believe all the old high tank toilet valves were made of brass...could be wrong but sounds logical.
Clean yours up a bit, underneath that layer of dirt I bet it will look as good as mine.
Tumblers do a great job of cleaning up that metal no matter what shape or configuration.

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