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    Question What Could This Strange Silver Find From 1883 Be?

    I found this sieve looking silver object yesterday at a field. The silver stamps states that the item was made in 1883. The lid which looks like a sieve can be opened so I thought that it might've been a silver lid to a fancy glass salt shaker. But I haven't seen anything similar to my find on the web, so if you could help me identify this find it would help me! Here are some photos of it:

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    I also found these two unidentified copper-alloy objects which you also could help identify:

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    Here's a US cent to compare in size with the finds:

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    If you have any clue on what these items could be please let me know! Thank you for reading any happy hunting
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    VLDETECTING

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    Looks like a ‘shaker’ for spices. But I am NOT an expert, and defiantly looks interestinf

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    Your first item kind of looks like what was used for in steeping tea. The first object in the second picture is a compass.
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    A pipe lid.
    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

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    Maybe a Pounce Pot lid ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old digger View Post
    Your first item kind of looks like what was used for in steeping tea. The first object in the second picture is a compass.
    The second item could very well be some kind of compass divider! Thank you for the possible id
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCMatt View Post
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    A pipe lid.
    Thank you, that's exactly what it is! After looking online on pipes with silver lids they look quite similar to mine, thank you for the id!

    Here's a picture of a pipe lid more similar to mine:

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    Best regards
    VLDETECTING

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    Definitely a pipe lid, cool find
    time for another drink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vldetecting View Post
    The second item could very well be some kind of compass divider! Thank you for the possible id
    Item 2 may be a folding tobacco pipe tool.

    Item 3 a canteen or a flask spout? It seems to have a lot of wear around the top...
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    "It's a long time between drinks."
    Attributed to John Motley Morehead
    Governor - North Carolina - 1843

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    Nice find!
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