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I have a 4 gallon water cooler. Except for two very small and faint x shaped lines on the inside wall, there are no chips or cracks. These two x’s are so faint, I can’t feel them with my finger nails, but I wanted to mention them. They do NOT appear on the outside. A picture of them is attached.
Can you tell me the age and approximate value?
Also, I would really like to make this water cooler complete, so how can I obtain an original spigot and lid for this and about how much would they cost.
Tony, your Red Wing water cooler was produced between 1930 & 1947. It would have a value in the neighborhood of $300 or so. A perfect 4 gallon Red Wing water cooler lid will sell between $325 & $350. An original “Central” spigot sells for $50.
You can advertise that you are looking for these items in the Red Wing Newsletter and you should be able to obtain both by doing this. Al Kohlman