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    Jan 2014
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    I found this on the beach and haven't seen another one before. It's very small and I think it's made out of copper. The back looks like it may have been a button. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Found in Massachusetts at a site that has pulled targets from late 1600s to present day.

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    Ben from NH, the Z means nothing

    Dec 2004
    Brentwood, NH
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    Acro window numbering tack I’d say, due to its size. They were made of white brass.
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    Last edited by nhbenz; Feb 23, 2018 at 01:21 PM.
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    Jan 2018
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    Nice ID Benz, what were they used for, numbering windows prior to installation?
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    Jan 2014
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    Thank you! That does seem to be what it probably is. I read that they're used to mark old wooden screens and storm windows for easy removal and replacement



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