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Old November 28th, 2012, 05:58 PM
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I dont know much about it ,it was sent to me from Quechee VT ,some friends knew I collected old Maple stuff and they found this .It has a tag on it saying its from the 1800's .Heres a big thanks to Jim and Brenda for the awesome piece.God Bless ,Al
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Old November 29th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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I dont know much about it ,it was sent to me from Quechee VT ,some friends knew I collected old Maple stuff and they found this .It has a tag on it saying its from the 1800's .Heres a big thanks to Jim and Brenda for the awesome piece.God Bless ,Al
It is the old tin "gooseneck" tubing system. Used in the late-1800s and early-1900s. Lots of it around (on the ground) in the woods in various places. Tended to be somewhat leaky, and came apart easily due to tree branches, animals, or freeze/thaw, but was an interesting first attempt at a maple tubing system.
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I bet the squirrels had a hard time chewing that tubing!!
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Cool! Never saw that before. Thanks for posting and thanks to Dr. Perkins for the information.
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Yup, that is exactly what it is. One local producer, actually my Brother in law, still uses the system. I help put it up and take it down every year. The yhave thousands of feet of the stuff and thousands of the spouts and goosenecks. Its crazy
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