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Can you help identify this brass item. It is solid brass, about 30 cm high? Answered

This brass item is about 30 cm tall. It is hollow throughout. The  narrow top has a thread on the inside, as though something should be screwed into it. It is solid brass and  has curves progressing from larger to small, bottom to top. My best guess is that it might be a final from a curtain rod or that it belongs to a hookah pipe, but I can't find anything similar on websites. Help please.

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onrust (author)2013-01-17

It may be a hooka ......or make one!

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Brassfan (author)onrust2013-01-17

Thanks. I'm mulling hard over what to do with it, but as soon as I am decided and it is done I will post a picture.

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onrust (author)Brassfan2013-01-18

You didn't ask what to do with it. Being a "brassfan" myself, years ago I had one I soldered a torch head to it. I used it on my bench and had a BBQ propane tank ran to it from under the bench. A friend eventually talked and traded me out of it......but I do miss it.

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bwrussell (author)2013-01-14

It might be a piece of a fountain. Where the return pipe runs from the reservoir to the output.

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Burf (author)2013-01-11

I think it may be the base to a lamp fixture.

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Burf (author)Burf2013-01-11

Something similar to this, probably.

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Brassfan (author)Burf2013-01-13

Hi - I thought of that, but the diameter of the thread at the top is really narrow, certainly narrower than is std in South Africa. Thank you for you help. I am in fact thinking of trying to turn it into a lamp. Did you add the straight pipe at the top of yours to extend the lamp base?

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Burf (author)Brassfan2013-01-14

Most of the lamps of that type that I have seen have a 1/4" (.635cm) steel stem threaded into the top to carry the lamp cord and support the rest of the fixture. It is usually covered with a large diameter thin wall brass sleeve.

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