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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2009
    Virginia
    MXT
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    Found in a Creek

    I have no idea what this is. It is approximately 5" tall and 5" across. I found it with my metal detector, a couple inches down in a very small creek. I have found things from the CW as well as things from the 50s and 60s in this area. The part that sticks up is (or was) threaded, making it some sort of bolt that you would tighten down. Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Matt
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  3. #2
    us
    Dec 2009
    in your back yard
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    It looks like the bottom part that the sink strainer sits in? plumbing related.
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  4. #3
    us
    Mar 2009
    Virginia
    MXT
    21

    Re: Found in a Creek

    Now that you mention it, it does kind of look like that. But it's much too large to be a sink strainer and much heavier duty.

  5. #4
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    Feb 2005
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    It looks like part of a strainer from a grease pit in a butcher shop

  6. #5
    us
    Dec 2008
    austin,texas
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    It looks like a rusted out lawn sprinkler.

  7. #6
    NGE
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    May 2008
    S.E. Michigan
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    it once held the fancy glass ashtray from a smoking stand (turned upside down)......NGE
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  8. #7
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    Jan 2007
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    I have seen dampers on wood stoves with that style construction.
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  9. #8
    us
    Jan 2008
    SouthEastern PA
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    Reminds me of the device that is used in a toilet (john, commode, crapper, etc) where the back tank and the toilet meet, used to hold the tank to the toilet, circa 1950 to 1960. Clean water flows thru the opening in the ring; the threaded rod (with wing nut) holds the tank onto the base, and the black rubber donut gasket (missing) keeps the whole thing leak-tight. - JHinPA
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  10. #9

    Dec 2005
    Pinehurst. Idaho
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    Possibly an old radiator cap from a tractor or other large machinery. I couldn't find the exact thing I was looking for but they were cast iron and the screw thing tightened it up by pulling up against flanges on the pipe. Picture might stir somebody's memory.
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  11. #10
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    AKiwi

    Aug 2005
    Hastings, NZ
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    It looks like the outlet in an urinal, calcium and all
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  12. #11
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    My first inclination was a radiator cap of some sort also. Monty
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  13. #12
    us
    May 2009
    central, Illinois
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    looks like part of a meat grinder
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  14. #13
    us
    Subterranean Metallogical Locationist

    Jan 2009
    Finger Lakes, N.Y.
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    Re: Found in a Creek

    ditto on the meat grinder--

 

 

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