It still some of it's original blue paint and the head/nozzle part of the sprinkler is brass that has been polished to a nice shine. And based on the condition of all the sprinklers, they look like they have been restored since I can't imagine the brass being in this nice of condition after all of these years!! The top does turn so I see no reason why you still can't use this classic still today as well. I just love the old Art Deco look to this classic!! The overall size of the cast iron base is 5.5" x 5.75" and the sprinkler has a total height of 6.5 tall.The propeller style brass dual head measures 9.5 across end to end. If this is like the others from the same collection, then this sprinkler dates back to the 1920's era. In order to keep all of these sprinklers straight, I numbered them for my inventory before placing them into storage. If there is a N followed by a number in the title above and in my location reference below, this is for my own inventory reference (ie: N22). My goal is your satisfaction. THANK YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY! Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Garden". The seller is "rons_online_treasures" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.