Help Identifying this object found near railroad tracks in old coal mining territory

AzureFox

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Jun 2, 2021
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Hi all,

Found this buried in the dirt near an old Southern Railway line that used to carry coal from mines up on the Cumberland plateau. Not sure at all what it is but I feel it is obviously railroad or mine equipment related. It is lettered 1958-L-1 on the back and has some unique pathways for what I am guessing is an electric component. Base is made of some hard and stone-like material while other parts are brass or copper.

Thanks for any advice! image.jpg
 

pepperj

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The OP has been on the site since June...don't hold your hopes up.
Makes one wonder why-even bother in the first place.
I guess the first reply wasn't quick enough to hold the short attention span.:dontknow:
Looking at the twill on the towel it's not overly big in size.
 
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DizzyDigger

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Corrected to "has NOT been on the site..."
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