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    Oldest House in Town: What Is It?

    This home goes back to the turn of the 17 C (early 1700s). Waited many years to hunt it. Owner finally gave permission but said couple others have done it while I was waiting . One was supposedly a privy digger.

    Anyway I was getting signals that no decent detectorist would have left but not much if any good stuff so far (this, a hem weight, and a '35 Merc)

    This thing was deeper, and has a beautiful heavy patina. I’m pretty sure it’s horse tack, but any ideas? For the bit? It’s cast and I include a close-up of the business end. Any ideas on age? Thanks!
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    Last edited by Erik in NJ; Aug 01, 2020 at 02:26 PM.
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    It's not threaded on the inside, is it? I've seen old electrical stuff that kind of looks like that.
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    Hi - No it's not threaded on the inside. The hole is 3/8" diameter.

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    Your find is a broken-off arm of a brass spur, missing the strap-attachment knob. (Yes, some spurs had a knob instead of slots.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCannonballGuy View Post
    Your find is a broken-off arm of a brass spur, missing the strap-attachment knob. (Yes, some spurs had a knob instead of slots.)
    TheCannonballGuy - great to see you still posting here with all of your sage knowledge!! Would you be able to put an approximate time-frame on it based on design and patina? I assume it is civilian though the house undoubtedly had some Rev War visitors to try and solicit donations for the campaign. Thanks again!
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