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    Looking for confirmation - which is it

    I found this brass item in a field near a colonial ferry crossing in New england
    I had no intention of throwing it away - but it was in a "junk box"
    in the back of my vehicle - box of plow hit - lead pieces - and other odds and ends
    that I keep till full than put aside in my "man cave"
    Year I found it - I took a trip to Del-Mar and stopped in to check out
    the shipwreck museum down there - I was looking thru the displays and walking and talking with currator
    when i saw a piece similar to mine - I asked him what it was and he said he thought it was
    a sword pommel. I thought for a minute and said hang on - ran down and looked thru my "junk box"
    knowing i should still have it in their - found it and brought back in and he said "wow - looks just like it"
    I have seen pics of broad swords with pommels that looked close
    it has been in my curio coffee table since
    last year a guy posted one some place that looked really similar and he said his was a mouth piece for
    a colonial pipe - that i guess they would put at the end of a wood, bone or anteler made pipe

    any experts?
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    Re: Looking for confirmation - which is it

    Does the hole go all the way through? Is it threaded? Can we see a bottom pic?

    Reminds me of these but yours is smaller. http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...,454251.0.html

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Re: Looking for confirmation - which is it

    bottom is a hole and item is hollow - no threads - and small hole goes thru
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    Mar 2007
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    Re: Looking for confirmation - which is it

    May I venture a wild guess ? Possible candle-snuffer , attached to a handle to 'turn off the lights' ?
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    Re: Looking for confirmation - which is it

    Quote Originally Posted by Tubecity
    May I venture a wild guess ? Possible candle-snuffer , attached to a handle to 'turn off the lights' ?
    Candle snuffers are solid, no hole.

    Looks to be WAY too big for any pipe I have ever seen. Never seen a sword pomel like that, but I'm no sword expert.

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    Re: Looking for confirmation - which is it

    can you post a close up of the bottom please? Thank You!
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  7. #7
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    Dec 2007
    Victoria, Texas
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    Re: Looking for confirmation - which is it

    If the small hole was threaded, I'd say a candle holder. Since it's not threaded, I wonder if it could of been pressed or soldered on something and still be a candle holder?

 

 

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