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    Default Any idea what this is?

    Found this old tool at an old timer plumber's. Just looking for some help identifying what it is? Any ideas?Thanks!






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    It's a sprinkler head. A very big sprinkler head.

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    Fire suppression, but an old one.

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    It looks like an aspirator of some kind.

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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say it is a gas burner of some sort. Is there a smaller orifice inside the oblong opening inside the bell? The handles, tee in the middle and cap at the back end make it look like it's supposed to be a tiil, portable, like modern weed torches.
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    What makes the most sense to me is
    "Piercing Tool for a shallow well". That or a heavy duty plunger!
    As you push this into a hole or pipe the valve trips. So, it is for blasting water (maybe air) into something.

    Thanks for the responses.

    I asked a plumber friend and he said, looks like "Watts first T&P valve". Hahaha!

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    That "fin" looks like it is a handle that you squeeze to operate the valve, and if that is the case, it would probably get pretty hot if it were a flame thrower.

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