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    Another one for the experts

    I found this today. It looks like it could be a flat button with shank broken. It has a mold seam and I believe its pewter. I found it at an old Train depot dating 1926. The numbers are shaped like a stamp would be, but they are not reversed. Maybe its a number that would have went on the front of a toy steam train. Any thoughts are appreciated Click image for larger version. 

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    It's a number for windows , storm windows and screens.
    They could get the window to fit in that number
    The out side window sill also had the same number.
    Last edited by rodgerdodger; Jan 09, 2019 at 08:15 PM.
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    maybe:
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    I think it might be the head off of date nail. The railroad depot would make it even more likely.

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    It's a number for windows , storm windows and screens.
    They could get the window to fit in that number
    The outside window sill also had a the same number. Window number 16 .
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    Or a date nail. Kind of the same...but not I guess. Definitely the head of a nail
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    Now I will have to go count the Windows.
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    Nice find and great ID help! Well done all!
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    Just for curiosity sake, what is the actual diameter of the item in question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indian Steve View Post
    I think it might be the head off of date nail. The railroad depot would make it even more likely.
    Agreed. Railroad tie date nail.

    OR "pole" date nail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Agreed. Railroad tie date nail.

    OR "pole" date nail.
    if thats a penny next to it, it is too small for a tie date nail from my experience. I would go with window or pole
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    Date nails have a long round shank and window nails have a short tapered shank .
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    Metals used in railroad date nails were copper,malleable iron and after 1940's aluminum.

    Window numbers were made of zink or brass.
    https://www.google.com/search?safe=a...ere+they+made+
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    Thank you all for your expertise. I am calling this one solved the item is definitely exactly like the numbered tacks. Also, the material is flaking like zinc. All the good detective work has IMO made it clear that the Item is a Window Tack. Thanks Rodger Dodger.
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    It is ... what it is
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