Fun Day with Family - Few Interesting things

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I posted this first picture under the "What Is It" forum and someone thought that the small round discs might be scale weights, and that the stamped lady was a bonnet adornment.

Anyone care to add anything? The lock is stamped D.M. & Co. I have read that it is called a powder house style lock, but I wonder if it can be dated?
Oh ya....my guess is that the item in the bottom of that picture with the lock is the tip of a boot? I have found 3 of those in the last week. There was a broken spur found in the vicinity.

Anybody know what the items are in the last picture? They appear to be made out of iron. They seem heavy for earrings and not ornate enough.


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Lock is Davenport Mallory and Co., New Haven Conn., 1861-65
Also other item is shoe or boot end protector, look close some have patent date 1858, I believe, but they turn up at sites dating into late 1870s
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Lock is Davenport Mallory and Co., New Haven Conn., 1861-65
Also other item is shoe or boot end protector, look close some have patent date 1858, I believe, but they turn up at sites dating into late 1870s
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Thanks for the picture.

Any idea on the small brass discs? I have found several of these over the years (some brass and some iron). All about the same size. I seem to remember someone telling me those were scale weights, but I'm not sure.
 

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I posted this first picture under the "What Is It" forum and someone thought that the small round discs might be scale weights, and that the stamped lady was a bonnet adornment.

Anyone care to add anything? The lock is stamped D.M. & Co. I have read that it is called a powder house style lock, but I wonder if it can be dated?
Oh ya....my guess is that the item in the bottom of that picture with the lock is the tip of a boot? I have found 3 of those in the last week. There was a broken spur found in the vicinity.

Anybody know what the items are in the last picture? They appear to be made out of iron. They seem heavy for earrings and not ornate enough.


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Your last items are spur jangles
 

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