Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Spigot
Catalog Number 1997.32.136
Date ca. 1910
Material(s) Zinc; copper
Dimensions H-4 W-3 D-5.25 inches
Description This is a zinc plated copper spigot or valve with a turn handle on the top. This was used on a wine barrel.
Notes The donor's grandfather, Isaac Thomas Murphy, d. 1902, grew grapes commercially (as well as many other crops) on his Jefferson County Farm on Murphy Lane. His son, Harry DuPont Murphy (1870-1945), continued to cultivate grapes for his own use and made a small keg of wine every year. According to documents owned by the donor, the area was a thriving center of grape growing in the late 19th century.
Collection Tom and Bea Murphy Collection
People Murphy, Tom
Murphy, Harry DuPont
Murphy, Isaac Thomas
Subjects Wine
Wine industry
Food preparation
Food processing
Food processing machinery
Search Terms Jefferson County
Food preserving
Food production
Food storage
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS