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Old 02-10-2019, 07:47 AM
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An interesting find.

Found this hunting an old wagon trail. It appears to be bronze or brass. Anyone have a idea what it might be

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Old 02-10-2019, 09:08 AM
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Looks like a type of hanger. Drive the long end into a piece of wood with the "L" pointed up and hang things on it. Does the butt part show evidence of hammer marks?

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Old 02-10-2019, 09:19 AM
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Very cool find..

old tent stake maybe

Looks like it would make an awesome "sniping" tool for getting gold out of Cracks in the bedrock.

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:10 AM
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A hoof pick maybe?

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by rustyk1 View post
Looks like a type of hanger. Drive the long end into a piece of wood with the "L" pointed up and hang things on it. Does the butt part show evidence of hammer marks?
I think you may be on the right track. I know I've seen this before but I just can't place it.

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:46 AM
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I have seen similar hangers in an old barn in ME. All hand made and just pounded into a beam.

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Old 02-10-2019, 12:14 PM
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Looks like a type of hanger. Drive the long end into a piece of wood with the "L" pointed up and hang things on it. Does the butt part show evidence of hammer marks?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:56 AM
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I agree. It's a hanger. Maybe for a bucket?

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Old 02-11-2019, 05:30 PM
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I don't agree with the hanger idea, or anything else that has to do with hammering.. It would be made of steel or iron for that, brass wouldn't hold up well as a hanger..

Almost looks like a scribe, maybe a piece to a homemade adjustable compass used for woodworking, making circles?

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It doesn't look like brass to me. Maybe it's the pictures but......

The hanger idea is the most probable. It doesn't need to be pounded in very deep for a temporary hang up.

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Wow, some great ideas and suggestions.

I do see some gouges in the long end tip.

If anyone would like the original resolution pictures..Just let me know..I can email them to you for a closer inspection

rustyk1. No hammer marks at all

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Could be some sort of pulling tool. Long shank driven into pole, then pole used to reach something, poke/grab it, then pull with handle. Like sheets of lumber etc..
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Maybe a toolbench dog. They are made of wood, brass, or steel.
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It appears to have some sort of mechanical function to me, possibly a larger clock component, or maybe a trap trigger....who knows.....?

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It appears to have some sort of mechanical function to me, possibly a larger clock component, or maybe a trap trigger....who knows.....?
I considered the clock part myself..

I was pouring over the pictures, and it seem to have an edge in the corner, like a mini gusset.

I am perplexed, but interesting find none the less

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Old 02-14-2019, 05:31 AM
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Going to take it in and have it checked to see if is in fact brass/bronze or other

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Originally Posted by roavadetector View post
Going to take it in and have it checked to see if is in fact brass/bronze or other
See if this might help...

https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=155253

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Darn thing looks familiar but can't put my finger on it. I originally thought about the workbench dog but it is rather small. Wonder if it could have been made to slide through a small hasp to hold a cabinet or some other door closed?

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Originally Posted by TexasLurker View post
Maybe a toolbench dog. They are made of wood, brass, or steel.
That was my first thought.

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Originally Posted by Ice Scratcher View post
See if this might help...

https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=155253

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Wow, going to check it when i get home..thank you very much

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