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About the object

A set of three lignum vitae plumber's dollies, which were used to smooth out the dents on lead pipes, especially when they were being bent round a corner, used by pulling them on a length of cord through the pipe. They were made in different sizes, according to the diameter of the pipe. It would make a most attractive door bell pull. The set have a good colour and retain a patination.

 

English Circa 1860

Dimensions

7 in. (18 cm.) Wide 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) Diameter

Stock number

S/3579