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Catalog Number 1999.088.002
Description Wine Barrel Bung and Syphon, c. 1925-1939. Syphon is cylindrical in shape and consists of a wooden plug, with a curved, metal pipe coming out of wider end. There is a hole at opposite end of plug. There is a ring of residue around the center of the plug.
Object Name Bung
Collection 3D - Food Processing & Prep Tools & Equipment
Title Wine Barrel Bung and Syphon, c. 1925-1939
Date c. 1925-1939
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text none
Provenance These articles were used by the donor's father in the late 1920s and 1930s for wine making. #1 was used to seal bung barrels after wine was made. #2 was used to stop fermentation in wine in barrell--syphon was placed in glass of water so gases from barrel could escape, but air could not get back into barrel. Donor's dad and donor bought carloads of grapes from Livermore and St. Helena, CA to sell to Italian friends and relatives in South San Francisco.
Dimensions H-6 W-4 D-2 inches
Dimension Details width includes metal pipe.
Search Terms Viticulture
Wine Making Equipment
Zaro, Ernest
Subjects Wine industry
People Zaro, Ernest