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    Mar 2014
    14

    Metal detecting find

    Found at a mid to later 1800's house sight. Junk? Button? What is it? The two holes are are angled back at opposite directions one south one north.
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  2. #2
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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

    Dec 2004
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    I'm not sure what it might have originally been, but my guess is was used as a whizzer or whirligig (the name varies): The Lead Whirligig | John Winter
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  3. #3

    Mar 2014
    14
    Ok would that application still work if the holes are at angles ?

  4. #4
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    #BigCypressSwamp

    Dec 2004
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    Part of an old vented button?

  5. #5

    Jun 2014
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    almost looks too thick to be a button. Does it have some weight to it? And not sure if I'm just seeing things or if there is some kind of shadowy design on there (I almost think I see an eagle but maybe that's just surface shadows/coloration?)

  6. #6
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    #BigCypressSwamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbenz View Post
    I'm not sure what it might have originally been, but my guess is was used as a whizzer or whirligig (the name varies): The Lead Whirligig | John Winter
    Great link for whizzers. I think the 2 holes angled different would work.

  7. #7
    us
    Sep 2009
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    The second pic makes me think it's a frost plug/freeze plug. The two holes might have been drilled so someone could have pryed it out.

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  8. #8

    Mar 2014
    14
    Thanks to all who replied.

  9. #9
    gb
    Aug 2014
    England
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    Metal Detecting
    What you have there is a dress weight and not a whirligig ... they were sewn into hems to keep the garment hanging straight. Here's a selection of similar objects:

    Last edited by John Winter; Aug 23, 2014 at 10:17 AM.
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  10. #10
    us
    Sep 2009
    Southern tier of New York
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    Right just as was stated in the link that nhbenz previously posted

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  11. #11
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    #BigCypressSwamp

    Dec 2004
    South Florida
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    Is the item lead like the coat/dress weights?

 

 

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