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    Virginia
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    Identify please

    Found this at an old home site in the woods. It is a large heavy ball with a hook on one end and a ring on the other end. Not sure what it is but it was too heavy for me to want to carry out. I figured if it was something good I'd go back for it. Any ideas?Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by IDigVirginia; Jun 11, 2016 at 01:27 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDigVirginia View Post
    Found this at an old home site in the woods. It is a large heavy ball with a hook on one end and a ring on the other end. Not sure what it is but it was too heavy for me to want to carry out. I figured if it was something good I'd go back for it. Any ideas?Click image for larger version. 

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    Maybe a counter weight for a windmill or a gate. Cool find.

    HH RN
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    ARC

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    Wow... holy cow...

    I think you have just found the first prisoner ball I have ever seen in the "wild". heh
    OR...
    You found a "chain shot" ball...
    but... who knows.

    I would go back... cool find.
    Last edited by AARC; Jun 11, 2016 at 01:30 PM.
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    Sorry about posting so many of the same picture. I just updated with a second photo.

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    Got any pictures of the item cleaned up.
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  6. #6
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    No, I left it in the woods because I didn't have anything to carry it in and I had my AT Pro and a decent hike back to the truck. I can go back and get it any time. Just wanted to get some ideas about what it might be.

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    Did they ever tie horses to something like this? Or other animals??
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    Go back and get it, seriously. Could be Revolutionary War period.

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    Reminds me of a crane part. The loop would attach to the cable and the hook to the load. Nickname is Headache ball. I've stood up under one a time or two after the crane operator lowered It directly above My head. ��

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    The old ball and chain that someone got rid of. I would go get it myself.
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    I think someone got married LOL
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    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

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    I thought it might have been a modified cannonball (being hopeful that is). I'll get it and clean it up. It was found on family land in the Appalachian mountains in southwest Virginia.

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    Looks like an old Headache Ball. Many of the smaller ones are worth good money if there is a makers mark on them.
    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

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    Looks like it has a ring on one end and a rod on the other. Probably some kind of counterweight. Looks like it weighs the same as a bale of hay. So my official guess is some kind of counterweight to help load something or lift something.
    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

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    Looks like brother Al said it before I did
    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

 

 
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