Been eyeballing this gas bottle for a minute. Finally went and fished it out of the kudzu in an empty lot by our house today. Turns out it was for oxygen service. Hole in it. Not sure what that’s about. Thick rust! Cleaned it up. Got good and filthy in the process. What should I make y’all? A giant bell 🔔 perhaps? Some kind of smoker/grill/fire apparatus? I pulled the check valve from the valve head. No pressure in the bottle. Some water sloshing around in there in fact. So I’m not too worried about pressurized oxygen. Gorgeous bronze valve. Shame how folks just toss good things, but yay for me!
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