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    May 2017
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    Found at an old (late 1600's - present) Farm

    Seems brass. Buffalo nickle for scale. Is it maybe some horse tack? Posted it only because someone mentioned it could be part of a sword hanger(?)

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    Thanks in advance, and HH all!
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    Absolutely not a sword-hanger... despite what some Ebay sellers say. It is indeed a part of horse-harness ("horse tack"). Specifically, it is called a "swedge style" gag runner... part of the harness for a buggy/wagon-pulling horse's head. You'll see the match-up for it (top row, third from left) in this scan from a very-early-1900s J.M. Eilers & Co. horse equipment catalog.
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    Yup what TheCannonballGuy said!

    For sure.
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    Nov 2008
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    great id and info thanks....
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  5. #5

    May 2017
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    Fantastic! Thanks so much Cannonball, and GREAT ID!

    I just love knowing what stuff is....
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