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    Looking for opinions on these items....

    Of course a definite ID would be great!

    These three items came from separate (pre 1850) house sites. The longest one is 3.5 inches long. At two of the sites I also found small brass door knobs (these may or may not be related). I have been thinking these may be finials to something, maybe a bedpost, or maybe fancy door knobs.
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    Re: Looking for opinions on these items....

    I agree, they look like they might be finials.

    Are they metal or wood? Is there something in the bottoms? (broken off parts, bolts, boltholes)?

    Beth
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    Re: Looking for opinions on these items....

    perhaps finials on fire place items, like the poker, brush and shovel.
    Due to the high price of ammunition there will be no warning shot.

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    Re: Looking for opinions on these items....

    Quote Originally Posted by mrs.oroblanco
    I agree, they look like they might be finials.

    Are they metal or wood? Is there something in the bottoms? (broken off parts, bolts, boltholes)?

    Beth
    They are all brass and hollow. The one on the left is open at both ends, the one in the middle has a closed knob at one end and is open at the other, the one on the right is plugged with rusted iron at both ends.
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    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
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    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
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    Re: Looking for opinions on these items....

    The hollow one is most likely from a brass bed. it was mounted on the headboard rod as decoration.

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  6. #6
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    Re: Looking for opinions on these items....

    Quote Originally Posted by JimDon
    The hollow one is most likely from a brass bed. it was mounted on the headboard rod as decoration.

    Thanks, that would work for the one on the right in my picture.
    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 19
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
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    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
    VA Militia Cross Belt, CS Tongue, CS Wreath, VMM, US Box, Model 1851 Sword, Militia Plate w/Star

  7. #7
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    Re: Looking for opinions on these items....

    If hollow - they could indeed be finials. But, there are finials used all over the place.

    There are hollow finials on the ends of curtain rods, too.

    http://www.interiormall.com/cat/ncol...&c2=Decorative



    Beth


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    Re: Looking for opinions on these items....

    Quote Originally Posted by BosnMate
    perhaps finials on fire place items, like the poker, brush and shovel.

 

 

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