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    Brass found in civil war camp

    I was convinced it's a snapped off candle holder but since I cleaned it I'm not sure; it has black enamel on it just like the CS clip corners did. Why would someone coat a brass candle holder black?

    I don't know what it is! I used a bic lighter for your size comparison.

    In the area we found no modern day or post war signals at all, all war era.

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    I have see pieces like that ID'ed as everything from parts of a candlestick to brass bed parts. I have also seen them in a museum that identified them as parts of a brass/glass kerosene lamp.
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    Looks almost like the mouth piece off of a bugle.
    There were several designs.
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    I don't know. Something that came out of a surgeons amputation kit is what came to my mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Hut View Post
    I have see pieces like that ID'ed as everything from parts of a candlestick to brass bed parts. I have also seen them in a museum that identified them as parts of a brass/glass kerosene lamp.
    I would agree with that. I think it was White Post who has a lamp with a base stem that looks just like that.
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    I found candlestick holders today from the turn of the century, they aren't hollow all the way through so I don't think this is a candlestick holder at all.

    It doesn't look like a piece of a bugle to me either.

    Any other ideas?
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    Looks like a mouthpiece to me it could be a foreign instrument. Doesn't have to be a bugle piece.
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    still looking for an answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsxraddict View Post
    it has black enamel on it
    I'm thinking it is 'japanned', not enameled. And it is still the business end of a collapsible camp candle. Cool find.

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    That would be my guess also!!!!
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    I'm guessing candle stick. I have some from the period and they are hollow.

 

 

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