Found this brass snap hook on The Oregon Trail used to pull wagons anyone know what this is called? brass not gold dam

lackaff

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I found this on Mount Hood on the Oregon Trail about a mile hike in or so was waving my detector
this thing was easy to pull out of the ground
it is used to pull a hourse with a strap through it looks like it broke off
what is this puppy called ?
any idea if it is worth anything it is brass not gold
 

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I found this on Mount Hood on the Oregon Trail about a mile hike in or so was waving my detector
this thing was easy to pull out of the ground
it is used to pull a hourse with a strap through it looks like it broke off
what is this puppy called ?
any idea if it is worth anything it is brass not gold
Yeah, horse tack, spring clip hook thingy, that hooked up a string of horses quickly to a wagon or post
 
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The spot I found it at there was no roads near by it is a hiking trail covered in trees and it was the barlow trail used as a wagon road pre oregon days so this puppy is old as dirt i would say it was made in late 1700s before 1850
or before late 1700s
True Oregon Trail History
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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The spot I found it at there was no roads near by it is a hiking trail covered in trees and it was the barlow trail used as a wagon road pre oregon days so this puppy is old as dirt i would say it was made in late 1700s before 1850
or before late 1700s
True Oregon Trail History
Yeah that is old for sure.
I’ve been on the Barlow Trail at the very top where the wagons were lowered down super steep sectionS with scars on the trees to prove it!
Tough going!
 

eyemustdigtreasure

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Yeah, horse tack, spring clip hook thingy, that hooked up a string of horses quickly to a wagon or post
I have LOTS of books on Wagon Hardware, but lacking in Horse Tack...!
Anyone out there, who has a good handle on the Name of the item, AND the Use of the thing, too...!
Much appreciated! :icon_thumright:
Then we can help out that new fella in the hobby.
We all learn from each other, you know.....
 

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That is a great Historical save. That piece could tell some stories I'm sure.
 

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