Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree19Likes
  • 1 Post By IMAUDIGGER
  • 2 Post By bologna321
  • 2 Post By Tpmetal
  • 4 Post By HuntinDog
  • 9 Post By caprock
  • 1 Post By diggummup

Thread: Brass gizmo?

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    Mar 2016
    717
    992 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pic2.jpg 
Views:	33 
Size:	87.8 KB 
ID:	1548242

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pic1.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	92.5 KB 
ID:	1548243
    gold boy likes this.
    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

  2. #2

    Aug 2017
    30
    73 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Shot in the dark, could it be a telegraph key?
    olroy70 and diggummup like this.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    1,602
    2146 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Part of a telegraph transmitter popped into my head, but I cant find one like it.
    3cylbill and diggummup like this.

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    1,602
    2146 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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
    No. Cal.
    XP DEUS / MXT PRO / Garrett ProPointer
    812
    912 times
    Looks like a Saxophone Key.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Sax Key.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	41.5 KB 
ID:	1548246  
    mojjax, 3cylbill, DCMatt and 1 others like this.

  6. #6
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
    7,005
    4695 times
    I agree with HuntinDog - woodwind instrument key. Saxophone, clarinet, maybe even a single key fife.
    He then explained to me that it was commonly believed that on a certain night of the year…
    a blue flame is seen over any place where treasure has been concealed.

    From: Bram Stoker’s "Dracula"


  7. #7

    Aug 2012
    90
    78 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Could it be part of shot flask?
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8765264_4.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	53.2 KB 
ID:	1548254
    Anduril, HuntinDog, AARC and 6 others like this.

  8. #8
    us
    May 2010
    No. Cal.
    XP DEUS / MXT PRO / Garrett ProPointer
    812
    912 times
    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
    Charter Member
    um
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
    16,383
    7827 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by caprock View Post
    Could it be part of shot flask?
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8765264_4.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	53.2 KB 
ID:	1548254
    Looks good to me.


    DCMatt likes this.

  10. #10
    us
    Oct 2006
    Herndon Virginia
    Minelab EX II & Musketeer, White's Classic
    7,005
    4695 times
    Of course it is. Great ID!
    He then explained to me that it was commonly believed that on a certain night of the year…
    a blue flame is seen over any place where treasure has been concealed.

    From: Bram Stoker’s "Dracula"


  11. #11
    Charter Member
    us
    Jan 2017
    Western ny
    Whites mx sport, Garrot carrot, bounty hunter time ranger
    1,602
    2146 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by caprock View Post
    Could it be part of shot flask?
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	8765264_4.jpg 
Views:	14 
Size:	53.2 KB 
ID:	1548254
    I believe we have a winner.

  12. #12

    Mar 2016
    717
    992 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    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 01:28 PM.
    All treasures found with permission on private property or on active mining claims.

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    Bob

    Jan 2018
    Central Massachusetts
    Garrett AT pro
    210
    192 times
    Relic Hunting
    Out of nowhere!! That was nice ID, cool find to, great condition

 

 

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. [SOLVED] Todays gizmo
    By HAPPYCAMPER in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Jun 20, 2015, 05:52 AM
  2. Whats this gizmo????
    By fenixdigger in forum Dowsing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Feb 17, 2015, 10:34 AM
  3. [SOLVED] Unknown Gizmo
    By DanKnug in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Oct 08, 2013, 11:37 PM
  4. Copper gizmo?
    By Paleopilot in forum What Is It?
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Feb 18, 2013, 02:42 PM
  5. Gizmo, where to buy one?
    By MrPoptop in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: Jan 21, 2013, 07:55 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0