Stem Valve from a WWI-era ship, USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6)
This steam valve was recovered from WWI-era armored cruiser USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6). In the middle is the number “2” with the word “Patented” below followed by an etching of a flag pole and flag. Inside the flag are the letters “200 / Excelesior” with a date “Dec. 4 94” below. On the other side, not seen in the picture, are the words “Made By The Kelly & Jones Co” with a unique symbol in the middle.