Antique Crane Thurstend Porcelain The Trenton Potteries Company Water Fountain

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Seller: vintageandmodern605 (2,551) 100%, Location: Rapid City, South Dakota, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 163898444375 This is one of the most awesome pieces I've ever owned in 20+ years of buying and selling items. This is the kind of piece that I find and want to keep it in my own home, but if I kept everything I wanted to, I'd be broke. Crane Thurstend - The Trenton Potteries Company - TePeCo God this is the kind of thing I love to research. When I first saw this, I immediately thought of the 50's. But no, no, no, no. This is older. Like a generation older. I'm thinking teens or 20's. At one time, Trenton New Jersey was a hub of industrial pottery / ceramics in the country making items such as toilets, cookware, and among other things... porcelain water fountains. This "crane" water fountain originally came with a piece that sticks off the wall that either holds the drain pipe or is the drain pipe itself. That piece is lost to history. If you can find one, it would complete this piece. There's an entire lineage of The Trenton Potteries Company, which was a combination of 6 earlier companies and later became American Standard. This piece reminds me of a school lunch cafeteria or an industrial water fountain from a mental institution or sanatorium or anything a steampunk crafter would consider the showpiece of their home. Look at the piece. It looks calcified on the inside, or the glaze wore off. There is no way, no way ever that I would try to remove it. That's the history. That's the character. That's years and years of use. Look at the handle or the push/pull knob to turn the water on. It turns in either direction underneath the bowl. I seriously hate to get rid of this. I just found out the fountain spout is called a "sanitor." Terms and Conditions: Now for some legalities/procedures/additional information:Shipping anywhere in the Continental US is $17.50. This amount includes insurance. If there are any overages, I will be responsible for the difference. Outside the Continental US, please message prior to bidding for shipping cost. Items usually reach Asia within 14 days, Europe within 10 days, Australia within 14 days, and South America in 14-18 days. No idea how long it takes to reach Africa. Buyer is responsible for any customs tariffs or duties.Items using the "Buy It Now" feature are due immediately upon purchase. All other items, please pay within 7 days of auction close. If you would like a confirmation message regarding whether the item has been sent, please include it in the "Note to Seller" section of the Paypal payment window. Valuable/expensive items are automatically given a delivery confirmation number which is conveyed to the buyer. Shipping amounts charged for items are "guesstimates." Any overages will go into the guesstimate fund, any underages will come out of the guesstimate fund. eBay charges fees on shipping too! The fees are 10% of the shipping cost. If the shipping charges are too high, please keep the following in mind: it takes fuel to go the post office and the supply store, supplies cost money, and the eBay fees on shipping. Paypal also charges fees on shipping too. Please understand every attempt is made to ship items the next business day. For the record, items are shipped within 72 hours of receiving payment, excluding weekends. Most of the time, items paid for on Friday are shipped on Monday. Most items are shipped the next business day.Careful packing is always the goal. Bubble wrap is used whenever possible and feasible. Packing items do cost a great deal of money over the course of several auctions.Positive feedback is always proactively left for buyers as opposed to sellers that wait for positive feedback. My goal is to make the purchase experience as rewarding and easy as possible.Thank You for taking the time to look at the auction.

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