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    Brass ring piece, electrical connector and brass button?

    I found the following pieces this past weekend and would like help in identifying them. Thanks in advance!


    SOLVED This first piece looks almost like a napkin ring. It is made of brass and it isn't completely round as shown in the pictures.

    I will call this piece number (1) for ID purposes:


    1


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    I will call this piece number(2):


    2

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    SOLVED This item was found at a very old turn of the century house. It appears to be made of brass. I am not sure if it is a rivet from clothes or a pin of some type. On the front it says "Honor Bright".

    Item number 3:

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    Last edited by Pointman; Apr 17, 2014 at 05:06 PM.

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    First item is a handle that broke of from a candle holder.

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    Item 1:
    Doublet2a is correct, it is a "handle" that broke off a candlestick holder. More specifically, it is a finger-ring handle which was attached to the edge of the candlestick holder's saucer-shaped base, as seen in the photo below. It dates from approximately the civil war era into the early-1900s.

    Item #3:
    It is a rivet-button from Honor Bright brand boys' playsuits, which were made by the Reliance Manufacturing Company of Chicago, sometime between the company's founding in 1898 and the 1940s.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/detroitderek/5473995174/
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    Thanks for the help.

    I just knew that the ring was for something like that because it is comfortable in the hand, but I didn't guess that was what it was for.

    What amazes me is that this site wasn't suppose to be all that old, but I found some of my oldest coins there. An 1896 Barber dime and 1896 Indian Head, and all the Wheat cents were early 1900s, and now possibly an 1800s part to a candle stick holder.

    I am still open to suggestions on the electrical piece.

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    I found one of those candle holder finger rings last year as well Pointman.
    Just thought you might be interested to see what I did with it.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointman View Post
    Thanks for the help. I just knew that the ring was for something like that because it is comfortable in the hand, but I didn't guess that was what it was for. What amazes me is that this site wasn't suppose to be all that old, but I found some of my oldest coins there. An 1896 Barber dime and 1896 Indian Head, and all the Wheat cents were early 1900s, and now possibly an 1800s part to a candle stick holder. I am still open to suggestions on the electrical piece.
    3 amp switch probably from a lamp. Should twist or pull to activate the switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post

    I found one of those candle holder finger rings last year as well Pointman.
    Just thought you might be interested to see what I did with it.

    Dave
    Nice idea. I will have to think about doing that to mine, or at least cleaning it up. The brass looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg30701 View Post
    3 amp switch probably from a lamp. Should twist or pull to activate the switch.

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    I wasn't sure if it was an electrical connector of some kind, but I think that your right that it was probably a switch. I will see if it will turn. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pointman View Post

    Nice idea. I will have to think about doing that to mine, or at least cleaning it up. The brass looks good.
    I just couldn't see myself tossing it in the scrap brass buckle for recycling.
    So I used a friends bench grinder to take of the 'prongs' off the back. I then paid a jeweler $5
    to engrave my initial on the 'thumb shield'. The even color of the verdigris was an added bonus!

    Best of luck to you,
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