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  1. #1

    Sep 2006
    Maine
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    flag pole top??

    Found this in the yard of an 1800's house....possibly the top of a flag pole??
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    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

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    Charter Member

    May 2005
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    Re: flag pole top??

    Hey, Mainedigger—

    You've just dug a whiffletree tip! You can see one in the Morgan Carriage Works online catalog. (They call it a "wiffel tree end.") Check out the left photo, second row,:

    http://www.morgancarriage.com/catalog/shaft.php?12

    Also, there's one at the end of the following "Ask Mark Parker" column. See "Here's a Tip":

    http://www.treasurenet.com/westeast/...arkparker.html

    Finally, compare it to the illustration below, from a late 1800's catalog, and to the photo showing a tip in use.
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  3. #3

    Sep 2006
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    Re: flag pole top??

    PBK...thanks for the fast repsonse and look-ups...never heard of a whiffle tree tip before..am getting an education... kinda neat and am glad I now know what it is...thanks much...
    So many promising sites to detect...so little time....

  4. #4

    Aug 2004
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    Re: flag pole top??

    Quote Originally Posted by PBK
    and to the photo showing a tip in use.
    Lol, but what is it ? I still can't figure out what it is even with a picture. What did they use that thing for ?
    Happy Tesoro user - Mid Missouri

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    May 2005
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    Re: flag pole top??

    Quote Originally Posted by Gribnitz
    Quote Originally Posted by PBK
    and to the photo showing a tip in use.
    Lol, but what is it ? I still can't figure out what it is even with a picture. What did they use that thing for ?
    Quoting from the "Ask Mark Parker" column that I posted a link to:

    "A whiffletree is a center-pivoting pole on a buggy or cart hitch, with a tip at each end to which the traces of the horse's harness are attached."


  6. #6
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    Mechelle

    May 2006
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    Re: flag pole top??

    You really SCARE me! Good Job......
    So many tangles in life are so ultimately hopeless that there is no appropriate sword,other than laughter.......

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2006
    Golden Isles Of Georgia
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    Re: flag pole top??

    A whiffletree tip. Yeah... that's just what I thought.

    (Window sash weight was the direction I was headed...)

 

 

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