Antique crown capper

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Has anyone seen this style of capper? Any ideas on who makes it, how old it is, value etc? TIA.
 

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Wow, I have an old antique capper that I use that was in my Aunt's barn, and it looks nothing like that. That think looks super heavy duty. I'm very curious to know more about that thing.
 
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Wow, I have an old antique capper that I use that was in my Aunt's barn, and it looks nothing like that. That think looks super heavy duty. I'm very curious to know more about that thing.
someone on a Facebook group unrelated to home brewing posted it so I thought I’d help with some digging. If it’s for sale I might consider. I’m so tired of those handheld wing cappers. They only last about one batch. What I need is some solid cast iron.
 

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Judging by the build of that thing, it makes me feel like capping 50 bottles of beer would take very little effort and with another person helping, go extremely fast.
 

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someone on a Facebook group unrelated to home brewing posted it so I thought I’d help with some digging. If it’s for sale I might consider. I’m so tired of those handheld wing cappers. They only last about one batch. What I need is some solid cast iron.
I have a wing capper from when I started brewing in 2009 that still works just fine. I've bottled a lot of beer with it. What are you doing to wear yours down so fast?
 
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I have a wing capper from when I started brewing in 2009 that still works just fine. I've bottled a lot of beer with it. What are you doing to wear yours down so fast?
Nothing outside of the recommended use. I had a wing capper when I first started and it worked fine. Then gave it to a friend when I moved to keg. Maybe I’ve just had bad luck but the handles always go a bit floppy after a couple batches. I’ve gone table top now. Less moving parts.
 

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