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    Patented Dec. 29, 1885 - any ideas?

    I found this item today. It is just a tiny bit larger than a quarter, and reads "PATENTED DEC. 29 1885". Can anyone identify it?

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    Re: Patented Dec. 29, 1885 - any ideas?

    Part of an oil lamp. I think its a flame deflector/spreader.

    http://www.google.com/patents?id=VMY...85&output=html
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    Re: Patented Dec. 29, 1885 - any ideas?


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    Re: Patented Dec. 29, 1885 - any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigcypresshunter
    Part of an oil lamp. I think its a flame deflector/spreader.

    http://www.google.com/patents?id=VMY...85&output=html
    Yep - That's it! Thanks!!!

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    Re: Patented Dec. 29, 1885 - any ideas?

    BCH, well done!
    "Carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance are our greatest enemies."

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