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    From a farm field...fence top maybe?

    Found this object in an inactive Farm field. I think it is made of brass. The top almost looks like an acorn. It is hollow and has a screw, presumably so this can be fastened to something. Looks too good to be part of a piece of farm equipment. Maybe it is part of an iron fence? Any insights would be appreciated, as I would love to know what this object is. Thanks for your feedback.
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    Pretty sure it is an acorn, and it's a finial for an iron fence, or gate. IMO.
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    Furniture foot.

    IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Furniture foot.

    IMO
    Actually... maybe clock foot or clock related.
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    I agree that it's probably a finial for a iron gate although it could also be part of a weathervane but I would lean more toward gate/fence finial.
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    Could be the tip for a fancy buggy shaft as well, looks like rotted wood inside
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    Based on it's size and shape, my first thought was that it's from a brass bed frame.
    If it was a "furniture foot or fancy buggy shaft" I'd think it would show more signs of wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    Based on it's size and shape, my first thought was that it's from a brass bed frame.
    If it was a "furniture foot or fancy buggy shaft" I'd think it would show more signs of wear.

    Dave
    Well...

    If it was from a brass bed frame in my house... it also would show "wear"... :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Well...

    If it was from a brass bed frame in my house... it also would show "wear"... :P
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    I’m leaning bed post, pretty cool whatever it is, nice find!
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    Thank you for the good ideas and the humor. I was originally thinking fence top, but I am not sure if they would have used brass for that, and I don't see any evidence of fencing in the area. I am leaning more toward some sort of home furnishing, like the bed post, clock, or some other furniture. I like the buggy part idea too, which would make sense, but I would need to do some more searching. Again, thank you all for your feedback.

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    I think Andirons for a fireplace may be a possibility too. I had never heard of them before, but I saw some while researching and they were often made of brass.

 

 

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