Antiques

Have antique repair questions? Ask an antiques appraiser

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have an approximately 16" tall solid chromed brass finned…

Customer Question
I have an approximately 16"...
I have an approximately 16" tall solid chromed brass finned "rocket" (looks similar to a V2) that was in my parent's home as long as I can remember ( I am 70 years old). It can be unscrewed into two halves which reveals a small chamber. Around the chamber are dozens of fine holes that radiate circumferential my to the exterior. A 5/8 threaded hole in the side goes to the chamber. I have spoken to some nautical researchers that seem to think it may have been towed behind a vessel for data collection. There are no markings. I can provide pictures. Do you have any idea what it is or can you refer me to someone who might? Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Antiques
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Answered in 13 hours by:
2/21/2016
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 years ago
Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 28,098
Experience: 40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at U of A
Verified

Hello, my name is Glenda
.

It is very important to be able to see what the customer has in order to give a correct informed value!
.
Here are instructions for sending images several ways, you can choose which one best fits you , be sure it is uploaded to your computer,
.

If you do not see the blue button that states attach file at the bottom of your page here are instructions to upload images !
.
Click the link: for instructions on uploading images
.
http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert
.
Or you may use this method:
.
Go to www.imgur.com
.
click on Computer
.
Select the picture file from the box that pops up.
.
Hit open.
.
Click on Start Upload
.
And then copy the link they give you (it will look similar to this http://www.imgur.com/xxxx) and paste it here.
.
Or:Send them like this: In an Email! This can take awhile depending on how busy they are at Just answer, they do forward them to me.
.
Send the picture to ,***@******.***, in the subject line put " Pictures for Glenda B in Antiques".
.
In the body of the message put , your user name and name.
.
Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with just answer with , so they know who you are. If you send from a phone the email address on the phone you use has to match the email address you used to register on the justanswer site with.
.
Sometimes it can take over 24hrs, depending on how busy the site is. We the appraisers are not employees of the Just Answer site, we come to the site to answer questions, we do not work there. They get photos in from customers, they then send them to the correct departments ( categories, ) then they are forwarded to the appraisers. I have no control over how fast all of this happens. I will let you know as soon as they send them to me.
.
Glenda

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am sending you the attached files of the "rocket"
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Hello

Do you mean this very one was towed?

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, a friend of mine who worked on a marine biology boat as a hand talked with some of the scientists which do that kind of work and they speculated it might be that but nobody had never seen one like mine, so it is an educated guess only. Looking under those parameters I have never been able to find one on the internet. As an engineer having worked with instrumentation it sounded plausible to me. So it is only guesswork.
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 years ago

Hello

I have searched and searched, I have not found anything like this or anything like this ever having been sold. One of the other experts may have seen something like this before. I am going to opt out, and perhaps if someone has they will pick this up and be able to help you.

Glenda

Ask Your Own Antiques Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an antique expertLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Great House Antiques Your Own Question
Great House Antiques
Great House Antiques
Great House Antiques, Appraiser/ Researcher/ Entrepreneur
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 2,191
2,191 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30+ years in all aspects of the Antiques and Decorative Arts Industry

Great House Antiques is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Kim D.

Kim D.

Certified Appraiser & Antiques Expert

5,090 satisfied customers

25 Yr Decorative & Fine Art, Historic Objects Expert, CAGA, AOA

C&amp;A Appraisals (Randi)

C&A Appraisals (Randi)

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

1,502 satisfied customers

ISA Certified fully accredited USPAP. 30+years experience. Speaker, TV, Radio, Newspaper Featured.

AntiquesExpert

AntiquesExpert

Accredited Appraiser

74 satisfied customers

Accredited Member of ISA; passed USPAP; full time appraiser; collector for 20+ years

Doris

Doris

Personal Property Appraiser

8,777 satisfied customers

Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.

Glenda B.

Glenda B.

Antiques Appraiser

28,098 satisfied customers

40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at U of A

Nora

Nora

Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary

13,360 satisfied customers

Liberal Arts BA College Degree, Post-Graduate Christie's Education in London, 10 Yrs Art World Experience in NYC, President & Founder own Corporation. Member AOA & ISA USPAP Compliant through 2019

Judith-on-Antiques

Judith-on-Antiques

Antiques and Collectibles Researcher

6,010 satisfied customers

A noted expert, author, TV personality, appraiser and columnist. President, Association of Online Appraisers. Author of 3 books on collecting.

< Previous | Next >

Related Antiques Questions
I have a compote that I got at an estate sale. Can you help
I have a compote that I got at an estate sale. Can you help me identify it? … read more
Rarewares
Rarewares
Expert Appraiser/Antiques Dealer
657 satisfied customers
This oriental brass/bronze vessel is shaped like a teardrop
This oriental brass/bronze vessel is shaped like a teardrop with a hollow end that is capped with a piece of wood. There are dragons embossed on the sides. Also, there are letters on the bottom "INIHD… read more
Doris
Doris
Personal Property Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
8,777 satisfied customers
I have a solid cherrywood desk that is at least three
I have a solid cherrywood desk that is at least three generations old. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it. On the outside, it looks like an antique dresser with a solid brass rail around the … read more
Doris
Doris
Personal Property Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
8,777 satisfied customers
Quot;Doris" I was curious if you could give me any clue
quot;Doris" I was curious if you could give me any clue as to what this dish is...I have looked all over and can't find any engraving, any names, nada. I didn't know if you could possibly identify it … read more
Doris
Doris
Personal Property Appraiser
Bachelor's Degree
8,777 satisfied customers
Have a unique item believed to be made of brass approx. 20"
Have a unique item believed to be made of brass approx. 20" tall. Is a two chamber item that fills top chamber with water, has gasket and appears to create a pressurized environment when heated that f… read more
Steven-R
Steven-R
Master\u0027s Degree
2,382 satisfied customers
Here is another chronometer. Again you might need better
Here is another chronometer. Again you might need better pictures. http://imgur.com/1RhJklm http://imgur.com/WSFdIHi http://imgur.com/5sGRDHx http://imgur.com/x2dTrFW http://imgur.com/1M9dU61… read more
Robert S.
Robert S.
BA
835 satisfied customers
1900-1920 bronze or brass? Vanity style mirror replicating
1900-1920 bronze or brass? Vanity style mirror replicating a fan that a woman of the era would wave to keep cool. Small hole drilled through reveals a bight yellowish gold, solid throughout core. hard… read more
Steven-R
Steven-R
Master\u0027s Degree
2,382 satisfied customers
Presidential Token Very Nice Shape 1868 (the losers against
Presidential Token Very Nice Shape 1868 (the losers against Grant I think I have to many things to research) Seymour & Hayes (Has a hole in it, pawn stars quoted "it was made that way, and it rare to … read more
Steven-R
Steven-R
Master\u0027s Degree
2,382 satisfied customers
Just Answer has previously appraised the dining table & chairs
Just Answer has previously appraised the dining table & chairs which are part of a set. New Appraisal Request: I have jpgs but do not find a way to post them for you here. All pieces are French provin… read more
Steven-R
Steven-R
Master\u0027s Degree
2,382 satisfied customers
I have a Hampden Watch Co Railway Special pocket watch that
I have a Hampden Watch Co Railway Special pocket watch that was my Grandfathers and handed down to me by my father. The serial number is(NNN) NNN-NNNNand I think it was made in the 1898 to 1899 range.… read more
S. August Abbott
S. August Abbott
Etiquette consultant
Doctoral Degree
260 satisfied customers
I have a 13" diameter round solid brass cocktail tray.
I have a 13" diameter round solid brass cocktail tray. There are 16 different old fashioned drink recipes etched around the inside with two pipe-smoking gentlemen sitting at a table in front of a fire… read more
Nora
Nora
Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary
Post-Graduate from Christies London
13,360 satisfied customers
I have an original 6 foot diameter ships wheel brass center
I have an original 6 foot diameter ships wheel brass center approx 2oo lbs in weight wondering how much it might be worth… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
For Glenda B.: Pharmacists Devices. Can you please identify
For Glenda B.: Pharmacists Devices. Can you please identify and appraise these items? I'm not sure of some of the functions, and do not know if there are other pieces that belong with them. The first … read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
28,098 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a Leonard split bamboo fly rod (blonde). It is
Hi, I have a Leonard split bamboo fly rod (blonde). It is a 3 pc w/ ring-eyes and w/3 identicle tips; one with the top eye missing. The engraved label on the butt-end dates (according to "Upon-bamboo-… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
I have a James Brindle Pocket watch (written as Jas Brindle
I have a James Brindle Pocket watch (written as Jas Brindle on the movement) in a P & B case. It's an open face, key wound, an inch and 15/16 across the case, with an engraved face. It works perfectly… read more
Will
Will
Executive Director
Bachelor's Degree
12,084 satisfied customers
Seeking retail value and a way to describe what Im loosely
Seeking retail value and a way to describe what I'm loosely calling a totem vase. I have no idea what to call this thing. Can send photos on the next round. Piece stands 9 inches tall, is about 3.5 in… read more
Diana F.
Diana F.
Appraiser
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
3,999 satisfied customers
I have a walnut desk that I was told was a Governor Winthrop.
I have a walnut desk that I was told was a Governor Winthrop. It was restored to its original condition in 1966. It has a slanted drop down lid that lies on two pull outs on each side of the desk with… read more
Glenda B.
Glenda B.
Antiques Appraiser
28,098 satisfied customers
I have a beautiful antique wood cabinet that looks like it
I have a beautiful antique wood cabinet that looks like it could be a ship's commode (?) The top opens to reveal a wood platform with a toilet looking hole in the top, it is empty underneath, the side… read more
Diane in PA
Diane in PA
Antiques Appraiser | Researcher | Seller
Associate Degree
533 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x