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Plumber_Michael 07-27-2013 10:32 PM

Gas Cocks of the 3rd Reich?
 
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Found this replacing an old copper gas line.

You don't have to be able to spell "plumber" to be one.

user1007 07-27-2013 10:52 PM

The symbol was used 5,000 years before it became the ominous and evil mark of the Third Reich. That valve could be quite old. There is a large tile one in front of one of the fraternal organizations here that dates back almost to the founding of Chicago itself and certainly had nothing to do with the horrors of the Nazis.

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article....uleId=10007453

Plumber_Michael 07-27-2013 11:04 PM

I was aware of the symbol being used by Native Americans, as well as mid eastern cultures dating way back. I just thought it likely that was a mark of German engineering. I mean, the thing closed as easy as a new one would have. Not to mention it was built on their kind of scale. Say what you will, they have quite the knack for design.
Good ref material though.

You don't have to be able to spell "plumber" to be one.


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