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ID: 2056

Vintage Plumbers Turnpin Early 20th Century

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Description 🔉

Extremely tactile wooden plumbers turnpin

Turnpins were used by plumbers to open up the end of lead pipes in preparation for making a soldered joint.
Conical in shape, the tapered point would be inserted into the end of the lead pipe and driven in to uniformly expand the pipe by tapping the broad end with a mallet.
Lead pipes have been banned for over 50 years and so these tools are largely redundant.

Obviously used condition but with a lovely patina and a very pleasing shape to hold. Has 'JO' stamped into one side (see photos)

Dimensions: Height 4 1/2" (11.5cms) Width at base: 3" (76cms)

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Stock Number: HR1797

Seller Details

  • Address:
  • Norfolk,
  • United Kingdom.
  • Note:
  • Harp & Rose Antiques was formed in Norwich in 2011 initially renting space in a Norfolk antiques centre before opening an antiques shop in the City of Norwich. After 5 years in a tough trading environment the shop closed and we moved into an antiques centre in South Norfolk for 4 years. Now moving the business totally online we are very happy to be supporting this new venture. We have an interest in English and Continental ceramics but by no means restrict ourselves to that genre and like to offer unusual and interesting quality pieces.

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