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Folk Art Pipe Man


Sometimes the people working in different trades will use their skill to create art. That was probably the case with the plumber who made this metal man using plumbing parts to make a man. The head is made from a pressure gauge and he stands in round discs flanges. This type of figure would sometimes find itself in the window of the shop or on the counter to be admired.


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  • Condition
    Excellent. loose dial on guage.
  • Dimensions

    H 20.75 in. x W 8 in. x D 4 in.

    H 52.71 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 10.16 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
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