Used at a French vineyard to prevent phylloxera infestation of grapevines (the insect almost wiped out French vineyards in the late 1800’s), this copper vine root injector was crafted in Marseille, France. The large copper vessel has a brass intake above a placard that indicates injector “number 336” was a “Systeme Roussellier” crafted by “J. Dalmas et Cie”. An iron shaft emanates from the bottom of the ball, held in place by a brass sleeve. There is a smaller shaft that rises from the top of the ball, forming a T-shaped handle, once again affixed by a brass fitting beneath a plunger. A unique decorative accessory, our 19th century copper vineyard injector is perfect for a wine room or bar.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor rubs and scratches. Small loss to injection tip and light cavitations, both commensurate with age and use.