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    A brass thing

    I found this brass thing in the bank of a creek. It has a octagonal fixture with a strange symbol on it. It appears to be gilded on the inside.
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    Maybe some more views? Might help...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Maybe some more views? Might help...
    Ok, here's the side view.
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    It almost looks like a cap that screws off - like a tube of toothpaste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anduril View Post
    It almost looks like a cap that screws off - like a tube of toothpaste.
    Maybe, but I don't see any threading on it anywhere.
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    I'm pretty sure this is the top portion from a candlestick holder.
    They were removable so they could be cleaned of the wax drippings

    You get the general idea here in this pic.
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    I'm pretty sure this is the top portion from a candlestick holder.
    They were removable so they could be cleaned of the wax drippings

    You get the general idea here in this pic.
    Dave
    That would make sense considering there is only gilding on the inside. What about the symbol though? That would be on the inside of the candlestick.
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    Bottom of a wind chime clapper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvoyToTheMolePeople View Post

    That would make sense considering there is only gilding on the inside. What about the symbol though? That would be on the inside of the candlestick.
    It's simply a makers mark, the Victorians (British & American) were very proud of what they produced.
    Placing the mark on the inside is actually a good spot to put it, because you'd see it every time you washed it out.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    It's simply a makers mark, the Victorians (British & American) were very proud of what they produced.
    Placing the mark on the inside is actually a good spot to put it, because you'd see it every time you washed it out.

    Dave

    Yeah, that sounds pretty good.
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    Intriguing....
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    Maybe to top of a bottle from grandma's Nécessaire de Voyage (Travel toiletry set). Early 20th C.

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    The logo on it is Colgate and Co. it's the top of some sort of tin or tube. The octagonal piece is the actual cap and would be the part that threads off. Early 1900's is my guess
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    Good call, NOLA_Ken.

    Very likely Colgate Dental Powder.
    Circa early 1900's.

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