🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Dated bronze(?) plaque with serial number.

Eugenides

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Any thoughts on what this might have come from? Found near an old sports stadium, not sure if related.
I can post more pictures in the morning if needed. Thanks!

Just to provide clarity for anyone looking at this, the numbers and dates (as I read them) are:
375833
And dates:
July 17th, 1883
Aug 6th, 1889
 

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Eugenides

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Doing a quick search on those dates it very closely coincides with Jack the ripper murders but im sure thats just coincidence but still interesting.
I noticed that too! I'm near Asheville NC if that helps with the cross reference.
 
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Maybe patent dates.
Don......

That was my first guess too. However, US patents in that era were given the date that they were published as granted in the Patent Bulletin, and that only happened once a week, on Tuesdays. A patent could have been granted on 17th July 1888 but if that second date is 8th August 1889, no patents were granted that day (only dates of 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th would be possible for August).

A date of 8th August 1899 would be possible, but that third digit in the second year seems to be an 8 rather than a 9 as far as I can see.
 
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Trails to sniff out that might lead to something ?
They seem to have the "general traits" and time period.

Wood
Weston
Westinghouse

ampere meter
voltmeter

etc...

Also, I think it more likely to lie in the above with the patent emblems ... but, who knows?
There is also this, but not seeing the patent emblems, as above.

US Patent Number (375,833) Plant and Perry ‘Appliance for Augmenting the Sound of the Notes of a Harmonicon or of a Gong’
 
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Any thoughts on what this might have come from? Found near an old sports stadium, not sure if related.
I can post more pictures in the morning if needed. Thanks!
Appreciate the leads everyone, I'll update if something seems promising
 
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Possibly the dates are July 17 1883 and Aug. 6 1889? Those two dates show up related to improvements in water meters by Lewis Hallock Nash and the National Meter Company of New York. But I haven't been able to find a match to your piece.

It does look quite like maybe it could be an old water meter cover -? With a designated serial number also being used for those. This is just a guess :)
 
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My guess would have been an engine plate number from a steam type engine?!
 
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How about a picture of the back and a coin for comparison please
 
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I am thinking Hydrant related seeing the red color?
 
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