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    Question Strap buckle?

    While walking the fields yesterday I came across this little guy. It's about 2.5 inches long and 3/8" wide. My best guess is maybe a suspender strap? I'd be open to other ideas though. It was found in what I believe to be a small civil war camp site, or possibly a mid 1800's house site. I also found civil war era buttons, lead & coins. If you need any more information to help ID it please let me know. Thanks for your help.

    Happy Hunting!

    -Nate
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    Pretty sure that is a broken organ reed.

    I have found quite a few organ reeds. I think kids played with them or something, as I find a lot near marbles and other stuff which would indicate a place that children played in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical Recovery View Post
    Pretty sure that is a broken organ reed.

    I have found quite a few organ reeds. I think kids played with them or something, as I find a lot near marbles and other stuff which would indicate a place that children played in.

    http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/27000/270...d_27075_lg.gif
    I considered that, but the size of it threw me off. Like I said, it's about 2.5 inches long...I can't recall ever seeing a harmonica that big before. Did they make them that large in the past?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdigger1581 View Post
    I considered that, but the size of it threw me off. Like I said, it's about 2.5 inches long...I can't recall ever seeing a harmonica that big before. Did they make them that large in the past?
    Oh heack, you're right. Too small for a pump organ. Squeeze box? (headscratch)
    Harmonica reeds have always been one long piece as far as I know.
    I would look into reeds for SOME type of air instrument though. Just my .02
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical Recovery View Post
    Oh heack, you're right. Too small for a pump organ. Squeeze box? (headscratch)
    Harmonica reeds have always been one long piece as far as I know.
    I would look into reeds for SOME type of air instrument though. Just my .02
    I appreciate your thoughts. Thanks for helping.

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    Best guess is a trigger plate from old pistol/rifle............I've got one like it but smaller & believe that's what it's from.
    Take Care,
    Pete,

    Some sites not matches but not looked long either...........but you can get the idea how they looked & the sizes.

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    Trigger plate, wax cast brass, for U. S. Model 1803 Harper's Ferry - Track of the Wolf
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    ORGAN reed
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon





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    Quote Originally Posted by kuger View Post
    ORGAN reed
    Hey there Kuger,maybe you could help me out then? Does the ones above go to the same type organ as the two in my hand below with the one I posted above?I ask because it does not have the V cut in the end like the above ones and is made a little different.
    Reguards Pete,
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    Hello Pete!!I wish I was more versed in musical instruments,but all I know is the one in question and the ones you have are likely all reeds from various instruments.There has been some great discussions in the past on here,concerning them
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuger View Post
    Hello Pete!!I wish I was more versed in musical instruments,but all I know is the one in question and the ones you have are likely all reeds from various instruments.There has been some great discussions in the past on here,concerning them
    Thanks there man yea I don't know squat about musical stuff either. I just can't find something like it in the organ department.I did think about the latch to a box like a jewlery box were a piece would slide in it to close but not sure about that either buddy.Anyway no biggie was just wondering.
    Take Care,
    Pete,
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    Based on previous discussions of musical-instrument reeds here in the What-Is-It forum, the one on the left in your hand appears to be a version of Harmonium or Melodeon reed. See the photo below.
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