A solid dark wood stand, comprising 3 sections and measuring 19" in overall height, is supported by 2, 15" tall screw-in wood spindles. Section 1---the wood base---is 15 in diameter. Section 2---three, 2 tall feet/stands---are attached with dowels/screws to the base and extend underneath (photo 7).
Section 3---a wood strip---is attached to the spindles by round, screw in brass mounts, left & right, to form the top of the stand (photo 5 & 6) with an additional center screw mount which is bent and non-functional. A round brass plate measuring 4 1/2 in diameter would screw into section 3's center screw mount (were it functional) acting as a support/lid for the heavy, thick hand blown? The glass measures 14 1/4" in height and 4 1/2" in diameter. An opening in the wood base houses the bottom of the glass tube. See photos 8, 9, 10 &11 for close-ups of the wood apparatus equipped with a rubber gasket and two individual brass fittings.
I found it resting inside the glass tube, positioned as seen in photo 1. Photo 2 shows the brass fitting protruding from the base as another possibility. A round brass fitting is attached by a long threaded screw which extends the length of the wood apparatus and fixed with a washer at the apparatus's base (photo 9). Photo 11 features the other brass fitting which attaches to the above.The apparatus does not appear? To be a hollow container making the two brass fittings key to its function.
The item "ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR ERASCIENCEVACUUM DEVICEONE OF A KIND" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes & Lab Equipment". The seller is "7335johnc" and is located in Hiawassee, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.