🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Part of a saddle or bag?

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I found this a few months ago at a farm that dates back to the early 1860’s. Any ideas on what it could be? It has a high quality feel to it and is heavy, possibly made of copper or brass.
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Looks like a metal bucket's bale. (One of a matching pair on the bucket.) The hole in the "tongue" was for one end of the handle. The rivets attached it to the bucket's rim. See the photo below.
 

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Looks like a metal bucket's bale. (One of a matching pair on the bucket.) The hole in the "tongue" was for one end of the handle. The rivets attached it to the bucket's rim. See the photo below.
That's it, I knew I had seen them before.
Good ID 👍
 
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