Recent content by invent4hir

  1. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Brass plumbing part or?

    Showed the property owner today and they haven't a clue. Want to thank each of you again who commented. I'll move on to the next mystery artifact.
  2. ✅ SOLVED Unknown Waist Belt Plate

    Holy cow what a fantastic piece of history! Thanks CBG for the knowledge.
  3. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Brass plumbing part or?

    Huntindog, thanks I like your imagination in trying to figure out in detail how it was used. I looked at several pics of old barrels and just saw basic spigots/taps. Will keep looking and show to the property owner next week who has a similar home nearby and may have seen something like it there.
  4. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED First Flat Button. Back mark? Lemon juice Or Leave it Alone?

    Despite it's rough condition congrats on finding your 1st flat button.
  5. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Brass plumbing part or?

    Gare, that is a good tip. The last property I detected was owned by a family who renovates homes - so I showed them. They hadn't seen anything like it. Guess I'll keep trying...
  6. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Brass plumbing part or?

    Thanks DCMatt, I'll look into that. I'm also thinking of showing it to some antique car buffs to get their thoughts.
  7. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Any ideas?

    That would be way cool if indeed it was decorative trim! How was the decorative trim attached to the shako? The reason for asking is I see what could be a little rust at the left end of the bottom piece of trim. If so, do you recall if there was a rusty nail in the hole next to the trim?
  8. ✅ SOLVED Brass finial or rein guide or ?

    CBG, yes I remember that picture in the "old link" I posted last Tuesday. Researching more the same picture appears on The National Horse Brass Society website in a discussion about Fly Head Terrets which according to the article were worn on a horse's head and other parts of the harness such...
  9. ✅ SOLVED Brass finial or rein guide or ?

    Gare, me neither. All those I've found prior are circular - which is why I posted on TNet.
  10. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Gold signet ring

    The scroll work on the band may have been popular during a particular period (Art Nouveau, Art Deco). For example see Art Nouveau Engraved Gold Signet Ring, Sz 9. Consider taking to a jeweler.
  11. ✅ SOLVED Brass finial or rein guide or ?

    CBG, as always thanks for the confirmation and education!
  12. ✅ SOLVED Brass finial or rein guide or ?

    All re-looking at an old thread the bottom of my find does look similar to a pair of rein guides in post #6 (see pic below) - so will mark this solved. Thanks to all!
  13. ✅ SOLVED Brass finial or rein guide or ?

    pepperj, a rein guide was my 1st impression. Just never was able to find one remotely similar. Will re-try...
  14. 🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Brass plumbing part or?

    Gare, thanks! Seems like I'm digging more unique finds this season than most.
  15. ✅ SOLVED Brass finial or rein guide or ?

    Digger RJ, thanks!!! Just hope a positive ID surfaces as I'll probably give it to the property owners.