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    I don't remember if I posted this before but any thoughts on what the spike might be.

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    It almost looks like an old railroad spike
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    Not any railroad spike I've ever seen
    https://www.google.com/search?client....0.vfPVz6EOIhg

    Got Pics of the Whole thing ? & Measure it
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Dec 05, 2017 at 01:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jettydog View Post
    It almost looks like an old railroad spike
    Agree with your assessment. I have one from a Pennsylvania track, it's long and thin.

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    Telephone pole step spike. Was used to clime poles years back.

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    1320

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    Just got off the phone with the "expert" that gave me the PA spike. The spike did in fact come from a section of mid 1800's logging railroad. The tracks were still in place when he bought the property so he was the one that dismantled the track. He furthermore relayed that the spike he gifted to me was probably a cribbing spike (has something to do with connecting logs together). However, if a railroad spike was needed and none available, a cribbing spike was used. Also, these weren't train tracks per say, these tracks used carts with train track type wheels that were pulled by oxen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwinkles View Post
    Telephone pole step spike. Was used to clime poles years back.
    Unless it's threaded on the end we can't see, I would disagree.
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    I'll post a better pic, there are no threads on the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Not any railroad spike I've ever seen
    https://www.google.com/search?client....0.vfPVz6EOIhg

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    i gotta say that"s a pretty cool compilation of rail road spikes Jeff. are any of those your handy work ? it makes me wonder a few years back i was wading a creek by an old rail road that existed in the mid 1800's and found some rail road spikes and plates but i could'nt tell by looking at them if they were older or newer ones. i did'nt have a camera with me at the time. if they were from the mid 1800's would there be any collector value ? would there be any date stamps on them ? the plates were heavy as heck. must of been 20lbs each. if i think of it next year and i'm still alive maybe i'll snap a pic or 2 and post them.
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    I didn't look real close but no I don't think any of mine
    popped up with that search term

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    I didn't look real close but no I don't think any of mine
    popped up with that search term
    were you wearin your glasses ? somebody here recently said you wear diapers ? is that true ? boy that must have been embarrassing ! that must be a hassle havin to go along metal detectin and keep adjustin your diaper. I can relate I have to keep pullin my pants up. I use a waitress apron and keep my pinpointer in there and a screwdriver and my finds and all the scrap i find.

 

 

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