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Priming cup

Object Number: 
1941.877
Date: 
ca. 1879-1889
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 5.7 x 4.4 cm )
Description: 
Cast brass priming cup and lid with urn-shaped cup on top of a sphere and threaded pipe; valve pieces the sphere.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this priming cup is from the steamboat 'The City of Newburgh' (1879-1939).
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group