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  1. #1
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    Creek Jumper

    May 2011
    North Mississippi
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    What have I found

    I found this hook at a civil war river crossing in Mississippi really close to a harmonica reed. Was curious to what it is. The metal isn't iron or lead. Its got a greyish color to it. The hand screw on the end is most definitely brass or bronze. I have uploaded the pictures for your comments and opinions. I have been metal detecting North Mississippi civil war camps since about 2008 and am convinced I am in a good detecting spot due to finding the harmonica reed and large pieces of old iron deep in the ground in an old road bed. Thanks for the help!
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    Grant Brandenburg

    Jan 2013
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    Maybe a clamp down latch off a pressure cooker ? Or maybe an air paint canister ??... It looks broken and maybe cast aluminum.
    Last edited by tamrock; Oct 09, 2019 at 05:59 AM.

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    Hmmm.. I can't see that the thumb screw serves any purpose, other than to maybe anchor the device to something.. Strange piece!
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    It reminds me of a pressure cooker clamp, as well, but their wing nuts were much larger.
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    Every artifact has a story, if we're willing to listen

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    The arc shown on the right side of the 3rd photo matches that of a 18" diameter circle. Maybe whatever this thing is was attached to a barrel, drum, or something circular.
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    Nick

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    Sure has me stumped... It does look like it hung on, or fastened to, the rim of something.
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    ca
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    Looks to be made of pot metal or zinc to me, so likely something utilitarian in nature.
    I like Grant's theory... "Maybe a clamp down latch off a pressure cooker?"

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    Poppa Relic

    Jun 2013
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    Thanks for the help everyone. I do believe it is pot metal or zinc as well. Ill mark it as solved. Pot metal broken stuff from long ago lol!

  9. #9
    us
    It's all good!!

    Jan 2006
    oklahoma
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    Wow! Totally coooool!

 

 

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