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Nipple and tube

Nipple and tube
Title
Nipple and tube
Date 
1835-1865
Medium 
Silver plate, copper
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Cast silver plated nipple and tube; flattened nipple-shaped tip, cast in vertical halves, with a tiny hole and domed flange with a rolled rim; cylindrical tube curving to a domed bottle cap with a rolled rim; tiny tube applied to larger tube as air vent with hole in the cap; maker's mark stamped on the bottle cap.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. John D. Kernan
Object Number 
1962.57
Marks 
stamped: on the bottle cap: "TIEMANNS"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group