🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Please help in identifying this object

JEB the Pirate

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This object was dug out of a South Louisiana Field by my son yesterday.

It measures approximately 3.75 Inches tall and 1.25 Inches wide.

All holes are threaded. The three small holes around the body as well as the one on top appear to be for set screws.

Not sure what metal it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
 

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This object was dug out of a South Louisiana Field by my son yesterday.

It measures approximately 3.75 Inches tall and 1.25 Inches wide.

All holes are threaded. The three small holes around the body as well as the one on top appear to be for set screws.

Not sure what metal it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Part of a barrel tap
 
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JEB the Pirate

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Good morning everyone and thanks very much for your replies.

I guess it certainly could be part of a brass bed but the one thing that makes me think that it is something else is that the large holes are threaded as well.

Thanks again for your thoughts on this. Hope everyone has a good one!
 
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I believe its what's call pneumatic banjo fitting. Used on a air tool such as a jackhammer and it allows the air hose to swing and not get all twisted up. They are also used in some fluid applications.
 

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I believe its what's call pneumatic banjo fitting. Used on a air tool such as a jackhammer and it allows the air hose to swing and not get all twisted up. They are also used in some fluid applications.
I'll buy that ID! Nicely done!
 
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I'm not a 100% on it because I'm trying to wrap my head around why it has those two tiny holes in it.
Good Morning Tamrock and Gents,

Thanks very much for your insight on this possibly being a Banjo Fitting. I had never heard of that so you got me to researching that.
I'm not a 100% on it because I'm trying to wrap my head around why it has those two tiny holes in it.
I agree with your comment regarding the holes; however, I certainly believe you are on to something here. Greatly appreciate it.
 
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Possibly some kind of regulator for either air or a type of liquid'
 
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I think DC Matt's guess is closest.

I think it may be similar to Matts guess and perhaps a vintage brass shelf rail center post...

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