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Details about  USA LIQUID PISTOL, Antique cast iron/nickle, pat'd June 30, 1896, 4 3/4"

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USA LIQUID PISTOL, Antique cast iron/nickle, pat'd June 30, 1896, 4 3/4"
USA-LIQUID-PISTOL-Antique-cast-iron-nickle-patd-June-30-1896-4-3-4
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Item condition:
Used
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Feb 26, 2012
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US $65.00
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Item location:
Lake Stevens, WA, United States

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251000589027
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Last updated on  Feb 23, 2012 19:44:39 PST  View all revisions

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Used: An item that has been used previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of ... Read moreabout the condition
Type: Antique squirt gun, 1886 or 1896?
This antique squirt gun, 'USA LIQUID PISTOL' is cast iron construction with a nickle plate. The name and patent date are cast into it's sides,  June 30, 1886, or possibly 1896, the third digit is an  '8', but could be a  '9' with a casting flaw?  I can not imagine anyone making a squirt gun in 1886, the industrial revolution was just getting started.
   It is not functional as it's water bladder turned hard and was punctured by the trigger long ago.  Most of the tube is intact but it is hard and crispy.
 That old rubber just didn't last more than about 50 years?  This was in my father's collection when I was a boy, (I'm now 53 yrs old) and it didn't work then either!

   It is 4 3/4 inches long.  The nickle finish is very good to excellent, about 75-80 % remaining.  If you need
a functional minty one, this isn't the one to bid on.

  If the shipping is less than the quoted amount, the balance will be included with the item.
 

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