Jacks?

thedukeofdelaware

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Wasn't there a children's game from back in the day called jacks with something that looks like this?
 

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No telling. I'd go with the context of where you found it. Old 20's house? New 70's house?
 
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I use to play Jax in the late 50's or so and They were aluminum or more likely pot metal. Yours appear to be iron.
 
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Tony_in_SC is right, "antique" (older than 75 years) jacks were made of iron. Just for proof of the ID, here's a photo of some late-20th-Century ones, made of aluminum with Anodized colors.
 

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Tony_in_SC is right, "antique" (older than 75 years) jacks were made of iron. Just for proof of the ID, here's a photo of some late-20th-Century ones, made of aluminum with Anodized colors.
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I have been detecting for years and never found a jack…but this week I found 2 at one site and 1 (not shown) at another site! So strange! I can’t find an exact age except that they are fairly old. I was also intrigued bu the very tiny buckles…dolls? sample buckles? shoes?
 
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