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  1. #1
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    Its been bugging me for a while

    This was in the same hole a my 1915 dog tag. I didn't think too much of it when I found it so I just put it in my junk pile. But going through all of my junk and I found this and decided to clean it up it looks like it had writing on it but I don't even know what it is. Any help is appreciated. It's really toasty and in bad shape....
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  2. #2
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    ACV for a week or so then do some electrolysis to clean it off. It will reveal so much more detail.


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  4. #4

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    If you can send some better closeups. Especilly where you think there is writing.

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    Looks a little like a lid for a water meter but I would think all those were made of brass.

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    Apr 2013
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    I took some pictures to show how the oval part looks like a spoon and I'm pointing in the picture to where it looks like letters then in the next picture you can see it a little bit better. Sorry for the bad quality..
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by cti4sw View Post
    ACV for a week or so then do some electrolysis to clean it off. It will reveal so much more detail.
    cti4sw, could you elaborate for a green horn, what is the cleaning process you speak of? What is ACV? What is electrolysis?

    I love this hobby so much, now I'm a coin licker!

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    It looks like it belongs on a vintage cast iron stove. I look forward to seeing it after cleaning. Breezie
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    Quote Originally Posted by treblehunter View Post
    cti4sw, could you elaborate for a green horn, what is the cleaning process you speak of? What is ACV? What is electrolysis?

    TH, The CannonballGuy gave great instructions on electrolysis in one of my post:
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  10. #10
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    Sep 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie View Post
    It looks like it belongs on a vintage cast iron stove. I look forward to seeing it after cleaning. Breezie
    I've been looking for some time, as this design looked somewhat familiar, but just couldn't picture what I was looking for. Your post got me thinking on a different tangent. Not sure if it's from a stove, but I do vaguely remember some type of securing latch that looked like this. A threaded rod would go through or swing into the slot and you'd tighten a tapered nut or wingnut down onto the slotted part, which would secure whatever this bracket was part of. I think some old pressure canners had a similar system, and thinking this could also have come from some type of cast iron lid or possible stove top, hatch cover, etc.?

  11. #11
    us
    Apr 2013
    Southwest pennsylvania
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    I've never done this before, how do I do electrolysis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jman774 View Post
    I've never done this before, how do I do electrolysis?
    Electrolysis my way... NEW PICS!

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    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    I agree with GPSnoopy. It looks like an access hole cover of some kind. Maybe for a pilot light on a stove or furnace? Lubrication point on a tractor or engine? Hard to say without more information.

    DCMatt

    Quote Originally Posted by GpSnoopy View Post
    I've been looking for some time, as this design looked somewhat familiar, but just couldn't picture what I was looking for. Your post got me thinking on a different tangent. Not sure if it's from a stove, but I do vaguely remember some type of securing latch that looked like this. A threaded rod would go through or swing into the slot and you'd tighten a tapered nut or wingnut down onto the slotted part, which would secure whatever this bracket was part of. I think some old pressure canners had a similar system, and thinking this could also have come from some type of cast iron lid or possible stove top, hatch cover, etc.?
    "It's a long time between drinks."
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  14. #14
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    To me, maybe it looks like an old style mess spoon, since you found it near dog tags, just a thought.

  15. #15
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    Grant Brandenburg

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    Looking at this, the first thing that came to my mind was a thumb trigger of a WWI Vickers machine gun, but I believe it to be the thumb push of a vintage thumb latch door handle.

 

 
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