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Old 12-04-2016, 07:26 AM
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I dug this ornate brass object not far behind the house in the woods by a field.
I estimate the dump area at turn of the century judging by the amount of ceramic and brass buttons. Area littered with broken blob top bottles.
It resembles an electrical outlet cover with the single screw hole.
One door opens to a tray though.
The other opens to an open square hole. The brass hinges are a little bent on that side which is why i didn't open it for a pic. They look like they are ready to break off so i leave it be.
It has great patina.
I didn't know what to do with it so a put it over a doorbell wire that has been pigtailed by my front door for 13 years.

Anyone have any idea of what it is or approximate age?





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Old 12-04-2016, 07:44 AM
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looks like a mailbox
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:01 AM
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Not sure what it is, but it's super cool, I like it!

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Old 12-04-2016, 08:15 AM
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looks like a mailbox
I failed to mention it only measures 3"X5".
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:50 AM
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Could it be from the top of an old ink well? The double tray part held the pen tips. The open end held the ink bottle.
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:32 AM
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Cigarette's on one end, Stick matches on the other...?

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Old 12-06-2016, 04:42 PM
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Google: Vintage Stamp Holder Box....
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Old 12-06-2016, 11:26 PM
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That's really neat thanks for sharing!

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Old 12-07-2016, 09:58 AM
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I feel like it would have laid flat rather than vertically given the orientation of the angels. I like the previous suggestions of desk accessory holder (stamps, ink, etc). Very cool and good re-use!
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by NectarDetector View post
Google: Vintage Stamp Holder Box....
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Looks like a possible candidate. The hole was probably for the screw to hold the knob.
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Old 12-07-2016, 06:07 PM
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Maybe the original, leave a penny , take a penny tray...
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:34 PM
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That's neat! Looks like a old match safe or part of one. Really cool!

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