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Old 05-18-2017, 01:43 PM
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Default Found by lighthouse beach. For fastening pipes together??

I found this in the Racine area on the beach where there is a lighthouse nearby. It has lines on top and bottom. But if there is a pattern on the side i cant determine. Looks like could be decorative but hard to tell. Something tells me this held pipes together like a smaller railing or similar.
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Part of a fishing rod. Holds the reel in place on the reel seat.

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Originally Posted by flyguy784 View post
Part of a fishing rod. Holds the reel in place on the reel seat.
+1. Sounds logical

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Old 05-18-2017, 11:59 PM
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To me it looks like a well rusted pipe nipple. Maybe 1/2". I've never had a fishing rod that had a "reel holder?" with male threads on both ends. I can't imagine any of them being made of steel or iron either! That would be a one sturdy setup!
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Does it attract a magnet, so what we see is rust? Or is it aluminum / pot metal?

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To me it looks like a well rusted pipe nipple. Maybe 1/2". I've never had a fishing rod that had a "reel holder?" with male threads on both ends. I can't imagine any of them being made of steel or iron either! That would be a one sturdy setup!
I don't think they're threads. I think they're concentric rings for decoration. Don't think its iron either. Hopefully we'll get more info on that. Many of those rings were made of pot metal, brass and aluminum.

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Fairly common for rods set up for certain types of reels....where the reel hangs under the rod...usually with cork handle on the rod, two of these allow the user to position the reel on the handle for the particular user's comfort.

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Ill check if it attracts magnets. My daughter took collections of finds to school for show n tell. I check on weds. Thanks for input!
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I'm not agreeing with the fishing rod ( reel seat ring) idea...

I've been interested with fishing and it's history, and tackle for a long time..

Any ring from a rod, from pretty much any time frame, would be made from anything but steel, which, that item above looks like it would attract a magnet...

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Also never seen a pot metal one either..

Aluminum, or brass only..

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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
Also never seen a pot metal one either..

Aluminum, or brass only..

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Hey, I'm not even sure what that thing is, not insisting on anything. We may never know. Just saying that cheaper rods used a chrome plated metal ring/rings that where not of brass or steel and rots like pot metal.

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Looks like it may have a hex shape to it.

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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
I'm not agreeing with the fishing rod ( reel seat ring) idea...

I've been interested with fishing and it's history, and tackle for a long time..

Any ring from a rod, from pretty much any time frame, would be made from anything but steel, which, that item above looks like it would attract a magnet...

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I was a pipe fitter for a long time and I am 99.9 % sure that that is a nipple. 1/2 or 3/4 " pipe. It has just been in the ground a while and quite rusted
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Originally Posted by Mitch1229 View post
I was a pipe fitter for a long time and I am 99.9 % sure that that is a nipple. 1/2 or 3/4 " pipe. It has just been in the ground a while and quite rusted
I think it's 1/2".. 1/2 x 1 maybe.
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Don't think so. A piece of iron pipe could lay in the ground for a hundred years and not have walls as thin as the OP's appears to be.

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Originally Posted by DaddyandQueen View post
I found this in the Racine area on the beach where there is a lighthouse nearby. It has lines on top and bottom. But if there is a pattern on the side i cant determine. Looks like could be decorative but hard to tell. Something tells me this held pipes together like a smaller railing or similar.
Update. Unfortunately my daughter left this at her moms house, so i wont be able to check if magnetic.

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It is metallic.sorry took so long for reply.just got it back

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