πŸ”Ž UNIDENTIFIED Not even sure how to describe this... please see photo

Iron Buzz

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Dug at a late 1800s homesite.


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Look at the size reference 3" long, now look at the pencil.
Now look at the finial you posted.
Right idea but not for a post, it might be for the single picket.
Hi pepperj
Yes you are right, but they come in all sizes...Like these Railheads.

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Look at the size reference 3" long, now look at the pencil.
Now look at the finial you posted.
Right idea but not for a post, it might be for the single picket.
This is why I like you. Well, one of the reasons.
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DEFINITELY not a fence post finial unless its from a fence for elves. And anybody that tries to pour me a beer from a barrel with that little thing as the tap valve is going to see me walk out and go to another bar.

There was a reason that I took the photo with a ruler and a pencil next to it.
 

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That's an old masenary plumb bob. I think there are people who collect them, but not sure.
That's a guess, isn't it? Can you please find me a picture of a plumb bob that looks anything like that? Especially one with that rectangular hole through it.
 

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Never mind. I'm wrong about the plumb Bob. It looks like that bottom part fits flush into something, and sits flush around that rim ..
 

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with that rectangle slot it makes me think it might have been some kind of a delicate specialist Hammer.
thinking Jewelers, Machinist.
 

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It is iron right? Or?
photos of other sides? Top ,bottom?
I did see some vaguely similar plumb bobs . But without the rectangular whole.
 

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It is iron right? Or?
photos of other sides? Top ,bottom?
I did see some vaguely similar plumb bobs . But without the rectangular whole.
No, it is non-magnetic. Copper or brass, most likely. No real corrosion on it, so that eliminates zinc or other white metals.
 

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No, it is non-magnetic. Copper or brass, most likely. No real corrosion on it, so that eliminates zinc or other white metals.
Being of a nonferrous item it pretty well illuminates the finial option as well.
 

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