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  1. #16
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    No era of time was more fancy and flamboyant than the Victorian era. If it has areas to collect dust, it's Victorian . . .is a saying I've heard for many years.

    Both of the finds are Victorian, and there are many possibilities, which have already been stated. I'd like to throw-out another idea: The bottom or top of a Victorian Bell Pull.
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    Neat finds
    Breezie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawks88 View Post

    Just a guess but could it be from a vintage beer stein? I’ve seen emblems on some that look similar. Just a guess.
    Thanks for sharing you theory Hawks.
    This is likely going to be one of those mysteries that never gets solved.
    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by Lunch Bag View Post

    If any of you guys are having difficulty throwing things out just invite my wife over.

    With her German heritage she is a master of decluttering, purging, and giving away or donating anything that has not been used in the past two weeks.

    You’ll most likely be crying for weeks (like I have) but your home will be a few tons lighter.
    I wish I had a wife like yours buddy, my wife has OCD and doesn't throw nothin away!
    I'm the complete opposite... if we haven't touched it for 10+ years it's either recycled, donated or trashed.
    Dave



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    WHOA Lunch Bag...
    Keep her away from my place!!!
    I should post a pic of my wife's 'artist studio'... what a bloody mess!


    Quote Originally Posted by Plug N Play View Post

    Throwing out another possibility.
    Some book clasps were attached to the cover with small rivets.

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    That's actually a great suggestion buddy, thank you.
    I found it on top of a small hill in the owners backyard where there used to be a vegetable garden back in the day.
    So it might've come off of a book or possibly a bible?

    My friend's grandparents house was built c1885 near Marlbank, ON, has had a number of alterations made to it over the years.
    The well directly in front of the house, still produces the coldest, sweetest spring water even on a 90F summer day.

    The red 'X' marks where I found it back in 2011.
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breezie View Post

    No era of time was more fancy and flamboyant than the Victorian era. If it has areas to collect dust, it's Victorian . . .is a saying I've heard for many years.

    Both of the finds are Victorian, and there are many possibilities, which have already been stated. I'd like to throw-out another idea: The bottom or top of a Victorian Bell Pull.
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    Neat finds
    Breezie
    Hi Breezie, it's been a long time!

    Thank you so much for your suggestion.
    There were some pretty big houses in the area that were built with the money the concrete plant produced.
    Dave

    Marlbank, Ontario – A Brief History

    Dr. James Allen, the pioneer of the first canal and mills that established the settlement, named the region Marlbank after the marl deposits in the area. marl is a type of clay mixed with carbonate of lime. When it was discovered that Marlbank Marl produced the most prized and durable cement, the English Portland Cement Company developed a manufactory in 1890. In 1898, after renovations, the Beaver Portland Cement Company of Canada (later incorporated into Canada Portland Cement) took over the manufactory. The cement was used in famous projects, such as the Panama Canal (1904-14) and the Quebec Bridge (1900-1907). Due to the influx of workers to the Marlbank region, the economy boomed. It had an impressive downtown of ten stores, bakery, barber shop, 2 hotels, bank, millinery shop, tinsmith, 3 blacksmiths, pool hall, saw and grist mills, apiary, cheese factory and a doctor. In 1913 the Orange Hall was constructed, which provided a facility for the billeting and training of soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces of WWI.
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    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Looked at this again. I'm still thinking it is perfume related. Search 'Czech perfume bottles". Turn of the 20th C.
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  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
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    Looked at this again. I'm still thinking it is perfume related. Search 'Czech perfume bottles". Turn of the 20th C.
    Thanks very much for your pics and help with this relic Matt!
    Dave
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

 

 
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