✅ SOLVED 1-1/4" Brass ball

mick56

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1-1/4" diameter brass ball, has a hole in it with wood still in there. The hole is about 3/8" diameter. Was found at a scout camp that was probably farmland at one time.
 

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Back-of-the-boat

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I was thinking a shift knob from a tractor but that wouldn't be wood inside unless the wood was put into it after the fact.
 
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Tony in SC

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1-1/4" diameter brass ball, has a hole in it with wood still in there. The hole is about 3/8" diameter. Was found at a scout camp that was probably farmland at one time.
Looks like one of the flyballs from a small pickering steam engine governor? The 3/8 thread would be about right.
 
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Givin its provenance my money is on flagpole topper. Of course that doesn't mean that's what it started out its life as.
 
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Maybe decorative top pieces of a bed frame ?
 
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