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Interesting little goodie for the SMLE

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Interesting little goodie for the SMLE

#1 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:14 pm

Does anyone know the backstory on these?
"Valvespout" was a well known maker of various oil cans, but how did AG Parker get involved? It will go nicely with the AG Parker 9W rear-sight though.
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#2 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:41 pm

that can is really cool. Dose the oil spout have a drip control valve?
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#3 Post by Tommy Atkins » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:45 pm

Yes, the tip opens & closes by screwing in or out. Its one of the few that doesn't wick oil when closed.
Even open you have to squeeze the circular areas to get oil pumped out!
Its the classic old "poink, poink" sound!
They're usually red though & I've never heard of AGP having anything to do with them!
I just discovered they actually have a NATO NSN even!
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#4 Post by Rapidrob » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:27 pm

IIIIIIIIIII WWWAAAAANT one! Thank you for posting this fun piece of history.
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#5 Post by vandle » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:28 pm

That is a cool little item, i think i will need to keep an eye out for one
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#6 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:06 pm

Looks like there may be a couple on the e-bay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/England-Valves ... SwHcdcj6Mh

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#7 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:37 am

Yes the red ones pop up from time to time, there's also a larger cone-shaped one & a smaller cylindrical one that occasionally show up. Unfortunately they are $pendy as they've become collectable.
Some research revealed they were actually invented by A.G. Parker & I even found s copy of the patent filing!
Does anyone have a red one? Does it have the AGP stamp on the bottom? Its also rollmarked in teeny-tiny letters on the base of the spout.
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Brass spout is shown full length and is marked "Parker-Hale Valvespout PAT. No 358356
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