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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2005
    Vinemont, Alabama
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    What is this?

    I found this today a few inches deep at a house built in the 20s or 30s. The front says "Pull" and has a hole all the way through, almost like a keyhole. The back has what looks like 8 hook attachments and says "PAT. Jan 13, 1924" above the keyhole.
    I added a quarter in the pic for size comparision. Any ideas?
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  2. #2
    us
    Feb 2007
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    Re: What is this?

    Hello S D. What you have there is the back half of a button type snap, often found on childrens clothing. I dont know if that style is in use anymore.
    So much dirt, so little time....

  3. #3
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
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    Re: What is this?

    The military used them on canvas web gear; ammo pouches and the like. I believe that they are called "Quick Snaps" or "Lift-a-Dots"

    This is a 1917 Ammo pouch



    A pouch from 1944, showing the backside (and tabs)

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  4. #4
    us
    Mar 2005
    Vinemont, Alabama
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: What is this?

    That's gotta be it! Thanks for the help!
    "Today's the day!" - Mel Fisher

  5. #5
    us
    Do you have Jesus in your heart?

    Feb 2007
    Kentucky
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    Re: What is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY)
    The military used them on canvas web gear; ammo pouches and the like. I believe that they are called "Quick Snaps" or "Lift-a-Dots"
    Charlie is right.
    "Those who love me will keep my word, and my father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them." (John 14:23 NRSV)

  6. #6
    redneckinwayz

    Re: What is this?

    Interesting, found it in a backyard huh ?

  7. #7

    Feb 2007
    utah
    VLF TREASURE DETECTOR
    60

    Re: What is this?

    wonder how it got there.

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2005
    Vinemont, Alabama
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Metal Detecting

    Re: What is this?

    Yeah, it was in a side yard of this little old lady's house. Maybe her husband was a WWII vet?
    "Today's the day!" - Mel Fisher

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2006
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    Re: What is this?

    Wow found some of those now i know what they are.Thanks.

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
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    Re: What is this?

    These are not only for military applications. I have this type of fastener on the tonneau cover of my mid-60's British sports car. I've pulled off more than one over the years.

    DCMatt
    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

 

 

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