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  1. #1

    Mar 2016
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    Brass gizmo?

    Found under a large oak tree in an area that saw heavy activity from 1850's to 1930's

    I'm thinking part of a musical instrument or a firearm?

    It measures about 2" long and appears to be made of brass.
    It appears to have a place where one would push with their finger and a thin flap that hinges underneath that.
    All pinned parts swivel.
    The one to the left looks like it broke off.
    Very well made and not marked in any way.

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  2. #2

    Aug 2017
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    Shot in the dark, could it be a telegraph key?
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    Jan 2017
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    Part of a telegraph transmitter popped into my head, but I cant find one like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna321 View Post
    Shot in the dark, could it be a telegraph key?
    haha beat me to it.

  5. #5
    us
    May 2010
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    Looks like a Saxophone Key.
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  6. #6
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    I agree with HuntinDog - woodwind instrument key. Saxophone, clarinet, maybe even a single key fife.
    Yossarian: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight. In order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy. And I must be
    crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy anymore, and I have to keep flying.


    Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka
    : You got it, that's Catch-22.

    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (1961)


  7. #7

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    Could it be part of shot flask?
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  8. #8
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    Ok
    I take back me thought of a Sax key and go with Caprock.
    Looks like a match to the Shot charger lever.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by caprock View Post
    Could it be part of shot flask?
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    Looks good to me.


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  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2006
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    Of course it is. Great ID!
    Yossarian: Ok, let me see if I've got this straight. In order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy. And I must be
    crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy anymore, and I have to keep flying.


    Dr. 'Doc' Daneeka
    : You got it, that's Catch-22.

    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller (1961)


  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by caprock View Post
    Could it be part of shot flask?
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    I believe we have a winner.

  12. #12

    Mar 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by caprock View Post
    Could it be part of shot flask?
    Dang that was fast. Mark this one as solved.

    Have you found these before or just had a hunch?

    I'll hunt around for the remainder of the measure/meter.

    Interestingly, I found an un-fired brass shotgun hull not that far away.
    Last edited by IMAUDIGGER; Feb 09, 2018 at 12:28 PM.
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  13. #13
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    Bob

    Jan 2018
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    Out of nowhere!! That was nice ID, cool find to, great condition

 

 

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