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Hey Gang, I'd like to know the era/date for this iron buckle, and its purpose. Is it cast or hand wrought? Thanks in advance :) Breezie

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Breezie that's more like a strap adjuster, being iron I would have thought 19th-20th C, but could be earlier.

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Thanks SS, I didn't think about it being a strap adjuster. :thumbsup: I've been trying to find one online to date it to, but no luck so far. :) Breezie
 
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Odd shape, huh? I was thinking horse tack, but not so certain. Could be a strap adjuster. Size-wise, it reminds me of a shoulder belt adjuster, but the ones of those I've seen were made of brass. Also, this looks like it had an iron tongue, which would rule that out...

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Thanks Buckles. Anyone else have any ideas of why it is made of iron instead of brass? :) Breezie
 
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Probably slave made horse tack.Basically everyday items important, made on site. I find these types and have concluded "everyday importance" essential to life on the farm. They can vary in use, but always important. Plantation life was not as easy as portrayed for anyone.I am partial to this treasure being born"on the place"
 
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Hey Gang, I'd like to know the era/date for this iron buckle, and its purpose. Is it cast or hand wrought? Thanks in advance :) Breezie

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I've seen a few of those Breezie, some in bronze and some like yours. Can't find a pic right off hand but, I'm sure It's a "Cinch Buckle" or strap adjuster. Looks kinda beat up! :laughing7:
 
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Thanks Scott & Paleopilot for your input. Yes, I do believe it is a hand wrought cinch buckle/strap adjuster. Like Scott said, it was probably 'made on site.' Now we need to put a date on it. I'm thinking 1850ish. What's your thoughts? :) Breezie

PS: Yeah Paleopilot, it does look like it was 'rode hard and put up wet!' :laughing7: It has been well used.
 
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