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Old 09-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hello all!
I recently picked up these two ceramic tap towers from someone on Craigslist. She told me they were removed from a bar here in Minneapolis before it was demolished. Unfortunately, she couldn't remember the name of the bar. I have been trying to do some research about them online but have not been able to find anything. Does anyone out there know how old they are and also what the value of them might be? The brass looks kinda tarnished and i am wondering if i should clean and polish these up. Thanks for the help!

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Old 09-04-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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They are similar to the towers at Hales Ales in Seattle. You might contact them and ask for information at


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Old 09-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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I wouldn't "clean them up" sometimes with something antique you can loose value

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:55 AM   #4
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I personally think the brass looks better with age, then when it's polished.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:40 AM   #5
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Yeah, I would keep the brass as it is. It looks awesome with the crackles porcelain/ceramic/whatever. Glad to hear you bought them.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:05 AM   #6
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I personally think they look like crap. I'll take them off your hands for $20 plus shipping to 28006.

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Old 09-05-2012, 03:20 AM   #7
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Eh. I suppose with the right bar setting, they'd look okay. But I'd polish up the brass. But I'd only do that if I found out that they weren't worth that much.

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