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I have never seen one but once i read he caption it made sense.

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It looks very similar to a Plumb Bob.

The capped bit may be filled with chalk dust to mark a plumb-line, or may just be somewhere to store the line.
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The caption said its a tap for the old party 7 type kegs i havent a clue how it works but assume the metal tip is to puncture the keg.
 

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My God, if that’s what it is “Barbaric!” springs to mind then “Is the capped bit a spout for pouring?”

With a sealing ring and a flat surface to pierce, I can see it working; no wonder the “Party 7” kegs were cheap, I’ll bet the first pint must have hit the ceiling!
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Did a bit of research! Here’s an excerpt from a Daily Wail article by By Richard Marsden for the Daily Mail 13 Jan 2021, updated 15:08 14 Jan 2021:

“It was also notorious for spraying beer all over the kitchen when punctured with a tin-opener – or, in desperation, a screwdriver. That was unless you wanted to buy a special tap that cost the equivalent of £40 at today's prices.”

So it’s what it says on the tin by the look of it.
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