Brass? Whatsit

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Got skunked at an old baseball field yesterday with a bunch of 60'-70's clad. Just wondering what this piece is. Pretty sure there were houses on the site until the 20's before the field became 3 baseball diamonds. It appears to be brass after scratching it and rang up very high. Although it has rust on it I think it's because of all the iron junk that was in the hole. ? It has a lot of what I think are file? possibly wire wheel brush? marks on all sides and edges. Lighter with team who should be playing tonight is for size reference only...lol Thanks for any input.
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Could it be something used during the making of a shoe?

Or possibly a place to place your heel while getting your shoes shined?
 
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Not sure if my pics show the actual curve well enough.

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Maybe it was some type of vintage cleat for baseball cleats.
 
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Maybe it was some type of vintage cleat for baseball cleats.

I think it would definitely weigh down the shoe...lol I'm thinking it was from before it was a baseball field...I found a lot of "homesite" items as well, some too big to fit in my pouch.
 
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More seriously though, I think there is a couple of old threads that these were solved in (and of course I find the one where it wasn’t)
 
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More seriously though, I think there is a couple of old threads that these were solved in (and of course I find the one where it wasn’t)

I was thinking homemade...maybe not. I was thinking along the lines of some sort of spacer for and axle?/pipe? Where the nipple would hold the "spacer" in place...Guess I'll start searching the threads...lol
 
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I haven't been able to confirm it, but I was once told they were scale pans for gunpowder & shot scales.
 
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I haven't been able to confirm it, but I was once told they were scale pans for gunpowder & shot scales.

Thanks. I looked those up. This thing seems awfully thick for that, but I don't know.
 
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I believe its part of an old drum/barrel drain cock. It slides in the drum/barrel drain mechanism and open and close the drain.

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Looks like the tar drain on a craftco machine, or some sort of valve.
 
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More seriously though, I think there is a couple of old threads that these were solved in (and of course I find the one where it wasn’t)

Yeah, we've seen this item posted before. I can't find any of the old threads, either.

I was thinking we decided it was part of a vulcanizing device for patching inner tubes.
 
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interesting piece Id go crazy trying to figure out all my bling lol
 
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Just bumping because I have never found the thread on a definite answer.....
 
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I still can’t find the old thread where I think one of thes was solved. I think it was part of a gate valve or similar?
 
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