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Old 07-23-2017, 04:36 PM
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Default Seems to good to be from the 1800's.

This was washed out after a recent rain. I was walking trying to confirm a old forgotten battle site. Does anyone know if this is part of a lantern that would hang off a wagon?
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:38 PM
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Those cables are newish.

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Looks to me that the modern crimped cables were put on an old piece (re purposed). It's funny, those cables would probably hold a thousand pounds. The old rusty part could have very well been, part of a lantern, oil or candle. It's like the top that would slide up and down to cover the chimney. It could as well been a hanging candle holder (without those modern cables obviously). The way the disk is shaped, I'd lean more toward the chimney cover idea. Shaped so water would run off.

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Just looked at pic again. Is the disk concave or flat? At first it looked concave but it's hard to tell.

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Originally Posted by flyguy784 View post
Looks to me that the modern crimped cables were put on an old piece (re purposed). It's funny, those cables would probably hold a thousand pounds. The old rusty part could have very well been, part of a lantern, oil or candle. It's like the top that would slide up and down to cover the chimney. It could as well been a hanging candle holder (without those modern cables obviously). The way the disk is shaped, I'd lean more toward the chimney cover idea. Shaped so water would run off.
chimney cover x2

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