Vintage Large Copper Still from Georgia

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Vintage Large Copper Still from Georgia
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This item SOLD at 2018 Mar 19 @ 10:53UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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62" tall hand built and hand soldered copper still with an outboard copper double column for unknown purposes. There is a 36" copper downspout. This still was purchased at an antique auction in 1990 on the Lumpkin and White county line. Probably early Prohibition, c. 1919. It is believed to be from Dawsonville, GA in the heart of the Whiskey bootlegging belt. Dawsonville is famous for Nascar Champion "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" Elliot. Stock car racing grew from bootleggers who would outfit their cars with hidden tanks to illegally transport alcohol, usually at night. Sometimes they were chased by police and the heavy alcohol laden cars were slow and could not outrun the police. Soon the bootleggers started modifying their cars to be faster to out run the police. Naturally racing evolved among the drivers who had a need for speed. From the Al Adams Collection. Due to large size, local pickup is preferred or additional shipping charges will apply. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: c. 1919 Location: Dawsonville, Georgia HWAC# 59375