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Old 01-01-2018, 11:39 AM
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Does anyone know what this thing could be? I believe it has something to do with the military. The diameter is 30 cm (about 1 foot). WW2 related?





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Old 01-01-2018, 12:21 PM
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Looks like a disc off a turn table?
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:27 PM
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Anti-tank mine, the top pressure plate.

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Old 01-01-2018, 06:30 PM
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Anti tank mine.

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Old 01-01-2018, 06:42 PM
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Field wire spool end. https://www.google.com/search?q=army...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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Old 01-01-2018, 09:53 PM
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Looks like a casting. Maybe a foot or pad for some type of heavy equipment stabilizing outrigger?

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Old 01-01-2018, 10:03 PM
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man hole cover for a sewer?

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Old 01-02-2018, 09:37 AM
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I'm going with the phonograph platter suggestion - from the wind up, outside horn era. A lot of different companies made them (not just Victor) and some of those early platters were cast iron - maybe later ones, too. Later on they went to pressed metal in the wind up Victrola (internal horn) era. The spindle coming up from the motor fit in the hole in the middle.
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:08 AM
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Check the link on my first post above.
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:09 PM
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I'll stick with the early 1900s wind-up phono platter. None of the field wire spool ends were cast iron (which this appears to be), all seemed to have a larger center hole than the found one, and all had at least one extra hole toward the outer edge that the wire ran through.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:08 PM
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Texaspast View post
I'll stick with the early 1900s wind-up phono platter. None of the field wire spool ends were cast iron (which this appears to be), all seemed to have a larger center hole than the found one, and all had at least one extra hole toward the outer edge that the wire ran through.
This thing is very obviously stamped sheet steel, not cast iron. I have no input on the size or placement of the holes.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:20 AM
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Looks to me like the top cover to a carburetor that holds the air filter in with a wing nut on top.

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Telling us what country you found it in would help.

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Old 01-06-2018, 07:32 PM
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Telling us what country you found it in would help.
Agreed!
Since the OP said 30 cm, you know it wasn't in the USA

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Originally Posted by bowwinkles View post
Check the link on my first post above.
Yes. I think you are correct......

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Yes. I think you are correct......
I ran about a million miles of field wire during my stay in the Signal Corps. Then had to wind it up on those type of breakdown cable spools.
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