Identifying 1950's shower knob

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    George517

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    Can anyone tell me what this little knob with no handle is for? Just bought a 1950's house and this shower only puts out scolding hot water. Also, what is the purpose of the spout in the last picture? IMG_20190104_215053.jpg IMG_20190104_215101.jpg IMG_20190104_215110.jpg
     
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    this looks very much like a valve made in Braintree ma send these pics to symmons industries the tear drop handle was almost a dead giveaway im guessing the top piece is a divireter and the bottom is a tub spout if its a symmons the diverter would push in the models I have dealt with had a little plastic handle on it so you could turn it left or right to increase or decrease volume be interested to know if its a symmons
     
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    I contacted symmons to see what they say...
     
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    Looks like an old symmons, the push button is a diverter for the spout on the bottom which is a foot wash
     

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