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  1. #1
    us
    Jun 2019
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    Is this an old Ashtray?

    Found a few hundred feet from a General store and farm that has been around for the last 150 years. Currently a hunting/walking path. Is this an ashtray with initials on it? TJL?

    Specifics
    - Frisbee shaped (disc)
    - Small, about size of a coaster
    -Light weight metal (rang high tone on my Tracker IV)

    Thanks!

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  2. #2
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    Jul 2017
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    Doesn’t look like an ashtray to me... maybe a saucer? Might help to see the other side too. In any event, congrats on the interesting find!

  3. #3

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    Well I would use it as ashtray, but basically the whole world is an ashtray for me.

    But I dont think it intended as ashtry since it lacks those little dents wher you could lay the cig. on.

    I dont think its 150 ys old. Aluminum was quite costly (and rare) by 1850.



    Greets Namxat

  4. #4
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    Doesn't look like ashtray to me either but not sure of its purpose, congrats on the find
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

  5. #5
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    Hawks88

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    Congrats on the find. Sorry I have no idea what that might be.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2011
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    god i wish i could still smoke!
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  7. #7
    I don't think it is an ashtray. There are no indents to hold a cigarette. I would go with saucer of some sort.
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  8. #8
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    Tommy

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    That should be fun to research and try to find out what it is

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  9. #9

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    Maybe a butter pat dish.
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  10. #10
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    Plate of some sort, nice find!

  11. #11
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    Nov 2012
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    I believe it is a coaster. My grandparents had a set of about five of these with their last initials on it in the same font and everything, and they always used it as coasters
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  12. #12
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    Jul 2016
    Central MI
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    I can’t help you identify the purpose of your item however I can help with the lettering. I believe your photo is upside down. It looks like a gothic “L” rather than initials. Those three little spikes coming off on its right side in your photo, always are on the left side of a letter and would be turned downward not upward. You can look up gothic lettering and compare.

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheatfinder13 View Post
    I believe it is a coaster. My grandparents had a set of about five of these with their last initials on it in the same font and everything, and they always used it as coasters
    Yup, coaster
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