🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Have no clue, need expert help to id

matthewc61

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Found at a site of a shop or store that was there in late 1800 to early 1900’s
Heavy cast iron, not a pipe. 8 “ long
Rounded tubular top side. Elongated grooved edges. One end has small tiny hole that enters into the piece
leading into a tiny groove. Tried to take clear pictures, hopefully noticeable. Was this off a motor or some type of machine or tractor
 

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DCMatt

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Oct 12, 2006
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Herndon Virginia
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Minelab Equinox 600, EX II, & Musketeer, White's Classic
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Metal Detecting
Being heavy cast iron, I'm guessing it is wood stove related.

It's about the right length for a lid lifter but doesn't seem quite right for that purpose. :dontknow:
 
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matthewc61

matthewc61

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Aug 4, 2019
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Cypress Texas
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Garrett Ace 400
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Being heavy cast iron, I'm guessing it is wood stove related.

It's about the right length for a lid lifter but doesn't seem quite right for that purpose. :dontknow:
Hmm not sure, end of piece has a small groove that engraved that leads to a tiny hole that exits the end. As if something went through that end. See picture 1 2 and 6. That dot at end on pic 6 is a hole to the inside. Any other ideas?
 
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boogeyman

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Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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WHITES, MINELAB, Garrett
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All Treasure Hunting
Hmm not sure, end of piece has a small groove that engraved that leads to a tiny hole that exits the end. As if something went through that end. See picture 1 2 and 6. That dot at end on pic 6 is a hole to the inside. Any other ideas?
I'm thinking the base of an old electric motor tooth it slide to adjust belt tension.
 
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TDI SL, Beach Hunter ID, Surf PI, 6000 SI Pro. tdi beach hunter, Equinox 800
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That's cool. I think it's a mold, for what or what material was in it I couldn't tell you. but the hole on the end lines up with the groove on the inside to pour something into it. I made silicon molds for the theme parks... Kinda looks like that....It seems like there could be another piece to cover it?

Good luck!
 
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gillious

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Jul 17, 2015
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Wayne County NY
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2x Whites 5000d series 2, sears 5000d clone, 3x 6000di
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All Treasure Hunting
It could possibly be half if an old casting mold.
 
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matthewc61

matthewc61

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Thanks for the info, this one will never know. I will do more research
 
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Rando Wendt

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Sep 13, 2021
8
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Chandler Arizona
Detector(s) used
Divining rod
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All Treasure Hunting
Found at a site of a shop or store that was there in late 1800 to early 1900’s
Heavy cast iron, not a pipe. 8 “ long
Rounded tubular top side. Elongated grooved edges. One end has small tiny hole that enters into the piece
leading into a tiny groove. Tried to take clear pictures, hopefully noticeable. Was this off a motor or some type of machine or tractor
Looks like a door bolt
 
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matthewc61

matthewc61

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Aug 4, 2019
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Cypress Texas
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Garrett Ace 400
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
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That's cool. I think it's a mold, for what or what material was in it I couldn't tell you. but the hole on the end lines up with the groove on the inside to pour something into it. I made silicon molds for the theme parks... Kinda looks like that....It seems like there could be another piece to cover it?

Good luck!
Definitely top piece is missing, thank everyone for inputs, I do search all suggestions👍
 
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