French Pastry Cream Tubes/Nozzles in Custom Case

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by wlwhittier, Feb 26, 2024.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Dunno where or when I got these. I recall how attracted I was by the fine sheet-metal work in the case, especially the hinge an' its supports.

    The dozen tubes are all roughly the same length (~4 5/16", or 11cm); they vary from 7/8" to 3/32" (22.5 to 2.4mm) diameter on the 'business' end, an' are tin-plated sheet steel, with a rolled rim an' lap-soldered seam. The only marks are on the case: the word France, the numeral 13, an' the numeral 47 within a diamond on its side (pics 1 & 8)

    The case is exemplary of a tinsmith's high craft; in mensuration, layout, cutting an' soldering, the tubes were almost child's play by comparison. They, in their case weigh ~8 oz.

    I seem to recall watching work done in a pastry shop using these tubes tied into the end of a cone-shaped textile pouch filled with some sugary grease that got squeezed through it onto an iced cake. I may have assisted in the consumption of that' I probably paid dearly for it!

    As always, your comments an' illuminations are very welcome...Thanks for lookin'!

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2024
  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Pretty nice trick making those.
    wlwhittier and NewEngland like this.
  3. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

  4. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    just a guess

    possibly grease gun ?

    they run pretty thick and to access akward places on a motor ?

    isn't someone hot on tools on this forum ::woot:
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    [​IMG]..I think the tubes are way too long....and without a variety of openings..... for bakery use..
  6. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    said that ! fun.gif

    nb: is the time printed that members post, the time in the states ?
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    & I reenforced your thoughts, and added a picture for clarity....;)
    so u said that....and I agree! ( is that a problem ?):wacky:

    the time stamp is at the bottom left under every post..

    I posted a hour after after u...
  8. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    No hard feelings,t'was a joke :kiss: sorree..

    I asked about the time factor as I thought you'd all be in bed at 8.30 CET laugh.gif
  9. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

  10. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    I have contacted a gentleman who has an interesting site and he also noticed there is possibly a problem with the sizes
    quote = "they vary from 7/8" to 3/32" (22.5 to 2.4mm) diameter "

    2mm is minute and nothing much can go thru, whereas 22mm is quite big

    could Wl check please scratch.png
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