My buddy found this cap buried in his back yard. It appears to be made out of brass. It is heavy for its size. Only markings are Water on the top. It has an inner metal gasket with a hole it like a radiator cap would have. An old Tractor maybe?
Could be a cap from an old water meter for a house.
I'm going to agree with Jack. Looks like the cover for an early water meter that a narrow neck with the indicator dials on it. Cover was replaced to protect the glass enclosing the dials. Does it have any threads on the back?
Just my cents.
Actually, I believe it is a radiator cap from a c.1909-10 Rambler.
Yup, it's a Rambler cap... wow!
Tell him to dig a little deeper, the whole car might have been under that cap!
There is an old joke in there somewhere.
I stand corrected. I learn something new every day. My best guess turned out to be another ignorant one. LOL! Thanks, guys.
There seems to be a real disconnect between this and a AMC Rambler of 50's or 60's vintage. Although they both probably had "Water" in the radiator
Actually, the Nash Rambler which was introduced in 1950 and ceased to exist as a brand in 1970, is a direct descendant of the car pictured above.
Amazing, but true.
As soon as the snow melts he is going out to look for the rest of the car!
Why wait for spring? Do it now.
Old "Winter Works program" slogan.