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Object ID 001017

Object Name Copper Still

Object Desc Copper still. Main container has a removable temperature gauge and spigot. Also has attached spiral cooling coils.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000891a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Reproductions


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Speakeasy Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords still,alcohol,moonshine,distilling,

Title Copper Still

Description Two piece copper still. Main piece (CMY891a) has a cylindrical base and flared neck. Spigot is attached to front side of still. Right side has a protuding tube which has a removable spiral coil attachment (CMY891b). Front side also has a removable temperature gauge (CMY891c). This was made by Bargreen Ellingson and appears to be a pocket thermometer modified to fit the still and is more modern in origin.


Approx Collection Date

Height 21.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 27.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Above measurements are of the main section. Temperature gauge is 3" in circumference, 5.25" long. Copper coils are 15" long

Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY891a-c



Date OCT 17,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Cooper shows signs of wear - dents, scratches, corrosion. Spigot still turns and copper coils are easily removed. Temperature gauge is easily removed (but appears to be a more recent addition to the still).


Date OCT 17,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Speakeasy Exhibit from Hallway shelf - automatic entry by admin