Any ideas on what this was used for, and maybe a date range? It's soft brass, easily bendable.
just a guess on my part,I,ve been wrong a bunch.Fat can maybe help me out,but I believe there would be a piece on the narrow end that would keep it from spreading.Again,I,m guessing.It's so soft, I don't know how it would stay clipped to anything. It would just bend. If it's a suspender or bib clip, it would be the biggest one I've ever found.
..I’d bet the cloth part was completely worn out, thrown away and survived a fire along the way.It sure looks similar. Mine must have a missing piece off the end to hold it together. Sure is some weak metal for a suspender clip.....probably why it broke!