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    Oct 2015
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    Old chain to?

    A buddy found an old chain and is curious as to what it goes to. I've also found a similar chain while metal detecting? A necklace? A chain to maybe an old set of keys? Ideas?lol
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    looks like window sash chain
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    Mar 2012
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    Some old locks had that type of chain to keep the lock with the door,

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    Aug 2015
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    It's also the kind of chain that is used on entry doors to prevent from swinging out to wide when the wind hits them, or whatever.

    EDIT: Update - That style of chain is called "Plumbers Chain".
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    May 2012
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    Sashchain maybe....
    Multiple uses.
    Coal furnaces used them from upstairs for the damper/draft.

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    This is a commercial hardware chain that had many different uses in the late 19th - early 20thc.
    I have seen this chain pictured in my 1908 Sears Roebuck Catalogue.

    It's described as 'Toilet Pull Chain'... used for flushing the water tank that hung above early toilets.

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