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  1. #1

    Jan 2013
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    This is really BUGGING me

    Dug this thing up today. Appears to be some kind of cap. Pretty heavy. No idea what it is though. Probably too small to be an old hub cap, right? Thanks for looking!

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    “Work is the curse of the detecting classes.” - paraphrase of Oscar Wilde

  2. #2

    Nov 2012
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    Let's make a bet my man! If someone can ID this for you 100% You change you're avatar "pull tab" too another relic you found Cause I know you dig good stuff! I can't bare the blunt of seeing Pull Tabs just look @ what John Deere posted in "Today's Finds" a few minutes ago like 50 pull tabs he just dug!
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    Top to a bug insectacide, circa early 20th century
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  4. #4

    Jan 2013
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    I suspect digging440years is correct. Makes sense. Will try to find a picture of another one just like it.

    HSD, I'll see what my new avatar should be.
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  5. #5
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    looks to me like the cap off some type of ointment.
    (there's a fly in the ointment) just guessing..it's pretty cool looking...
    owg.
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    Looks to me like either the bell portion of a mechanical doorbell or abicycle bell.
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    I thought doorbell also

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    I dont care which machine you use...you're gonna dig trash.
    an extra thousand bucks aint gonna solve that.

  9. #9
    After doing some searches on the net, and based on its overall size and shape, I am pretty certain that it is an antique bicycle bell.
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    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

  10. #10

    Jan 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by creskol View Post
    After doing some searches on the net, and based on its overall size and shape, I am pretty certain that it is an antique bicycle bell.
    Okay, thanks!
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  11. #11
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    The bug is called a 'shoo fly,' and was popular in the Victorian era on up to the Art Deco era. It was used as decoration, jewelry, paper weights, and other decor.

    I agree with Creskol on it being the top to an antique bicycle bell.

    Side note: The old style children's rocking horses are also called shoo flies, and get their name from the shoo fly swatters that were homemade from a horse's tails.


    Neat find Breezie
    Last edited by Breezie; Apr 06, 2013 at 10:37 PM.
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    For whatever it's worth to hear, my guess when first examining the photo was an antique bicycle-bell -- because its size and "construction" is extremely similar to some bicycle-bells I've seen in the past. (The "stepped" inner rim is a typical characteristic of them.) Then I scrolled down and saw Creskol's opinion. Count mine as the second vote for antique bicycle-bell. Once again, he and I are in agreement about a relic-ID.

    I should mention... it looks to be about 2.5-inches in diameter, which seems small for a doorbell (though I suppose it could be), but its size is typical for a handle-mounted bicycle-bell.
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    3rd vote bicycle bell

  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie View Post
    The bug is called a 'shoo fly,' and was popular in the Victorian era on up to the Art Deco era. It was used as decoration, jewelry, paper weights, and other decor.

    I agree with Creskol on it being the top to an antique bicycle bell.

    Side note: The old style children's rocking horses are also called shoo flies, and get their name from the shoo fly swatters that were homemade from a horse's tails.


    Neat find Breezie
    Ok, Breezie, we are counting on you for a recipe for Shoo Fly Pie.
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