✅ SOLVED Little screwy lookin things

villagenut

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Had found several of these on a sifting site dating to the 1840s. Was a blacksmith shop then a third Seminole war camp and then a general store site in the 1860 to 1880 period. They look like threads you see on screws but I question this attribution as they are all cut and without a beginning point. They are brass and I might add that this site has had no screws or screw heads found at. Thanks for any help you can give.
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i have found a few over the years. i too was not sure what they were till last month i was watching nuggetshooter.
he finds one in this video and explains there use as a way
to hold leather boot/shoes together back in the 1920? or maybe older
the sole would have these hammered in and i think head clipped off.
explanation at 1:27 in the video
Looks like the most sensible ID so far leadnugget.
(Took 8 tries to view that video-but kind of enjoyed it, as the guy was really normal.)
 
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I had thought them to be a type of gear mechanism but lead nuggets video link does show a match, I just don't know if his source has backing to the claim of it being shoe related. That being said, I looked into boot pegging of soles and heels and it do3s make sense....except I found none threaded, mostly wood pegs but I imagine the course threads would hold up well in a pre-made hole....thanks lead nugget
 
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Not to be difficult but my one tiny hang up is in the video he said all his had a kind of flattened pointed end, looked kinda tapered like a flat head screw driver to me, I don’t see that with these… but could be picky, seems like the best explanation so far.
 
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