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  1. #1
    us
    May 2009
    White's XL Pro 6000
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    Old Spectacle Frame? SOLVED!

    I found this artifact two weeks ago at a site that yielded us 28 coppers. Could it be from an old spectacle frame? The Indian Head cent is there for size reference.

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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2009
    North, Texas
    White's XLT & Quick Draw II
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    Re: Old Spectacle Frame Piece? ID help needed

    Looks like a part of old scissors to me.



    Grip

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2008
    Ho Hum Hollow, Georgia
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    Cache Hunting

    Re: Old Spectacle Frame? ID Help Needed

    Handle from a candlestick, handle from a candle snuffer, or handle from a pair of scissors. My wags in order of probability.






    "Gold rides an iron horse."

  4. #4
    us
    May 2009
    White's XL Pro 6000
    957
    7 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Old Spectacle Frame? ID Help Needed

    What do you think the pin hole is there for?

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2009
    new jersey
    minelab, white's xlt, deus xp, fisher aquanaut, white's twin box
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    Re: Old Spectacle Frame? ID Help Needed

    Kyle, odds are it is part of a wick trimmer. These were often made of brass, as they didn't get the use of regular steel scissors. the hole may have been to suspend it, like this one in the link http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1

    http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/picture...20-500x375.jpg
    johnnyi

  6. #6
    us
    May 2009
    White's XL Pro 6000
    957
    7 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Old Spectacle Frame? ID Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyi
    Kyle, odds are it is part of a wick trimmer. These were often made of brass, as they didn't get the use of regular steel scissors. the hole may have been to suspend it, like this one in the link http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DN%26um%3D1

    http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/picture...20-500x375.jpg
    Yup, that definitely looks like that would be it. Thanks for the assistance, Johnny and everyone else.


    Kyle

  7. #7
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Florida
    70's Whites TM Amphibian, HH Pulse, Ace 250
    26,179
    2085 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Old Spectacle Frame? ID Help Needed

    Quote Originally Posted by KylePA
    What do you think the pin hole is there for?
    Maybe for a stand to make it easier to pick up. This is already solved, but I add these pics. (top row)
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