Thanks, that’s awesome! I knew it was something good! I’ve been reading up on this since I read your post. My kids are both mechanical engineers and they’ll get a kick out of the weight and force distribution! Lots of neat diagrams on the internet. And they both thought metal detecting had...
Thank you, great input. It turns out they actually are threads, but I still think your idea makes sense. There are many semi-loose rock outcroppings in the area and this screw could easily be either hammered or screwed in to act as an anchor point. Thanks again!
Thanks, that would be very cool. I found 2 of them near each other. The setting of the site doesn’t lend itself to a big clock, but you never know! I’m guessing this was a gold mining area and am not aware of any home sites, but there is rumor of an old barn……love the mystery.
Anyone know if this is just a general screw or did it have a specific function? I like the hole on top. Maybe it was used to insert a bar to use as leverage when tightening. Guessing it dates from 1850s to 1910s.
Thanks for the help!