Nice chain, what was it for

mmocha2905

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Right on the edge of 1800s cellar hole. Not iron, well made. What was it for?
 

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fyrffytr1

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OK Mud, if it is not a bridle chain what is it? And, while I couldn't find an exact match I did find one called a lip chain.
 
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Mud Hut

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Call it whatever you wish .. in the long scheme of things, it won't really matter.
 
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mmocha2905

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Update....ok it is iron. Usually stuff like this is very rusty. Does have a little rust. So, now what is it..?
 
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dieselfool

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Could be the chain off of a set of cow shackles, which we called 'kickers'. These were attached to the rear legs to keep a cow from kicking the bucket while it was being milked. Haven't used a set since we quit milking in 1967.
 
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There is a large ring centered in the chain with an even number of links to both sides. perhaps it was a center point for lifting ? hay, log or ice tongs come to mind.
 
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pepperj

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Horse hobbles have a D ring on either end but can't find an example of the secure ring in the middle.

Question for mmocha did you recover any other buckles in the immediate surrounding area?

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smallfoot

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I'm not certain where the OP's chain was used, but bridles do sometimes incorporate chains and so do hobbles. I have both if you need pics.
 
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