✅ SOLVED Solid Brass - 2.25" in diameter at base

Texas Jay

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I found this a couple of weeks ago at a location where my detecting buddy and I have found many pieces of iron and brass pieces of horse tack, buckles and other items. The site is not mentioned in any of our local history books and no one seems to know the reason why so many people obviously visited there in the late 1800s and early 1900s. We've only found two coins there after probably 12-14 hours of hunting. He found an 1893 Indian Head Cent at 4" and I found a 1914-S Barber half dollar at about 9" No modern coins at all.
This item is made of solid, heavy brass and its circular base is 2.25" in diameter. I found it with my Ace 250 just a few feet away from where my friend dug 21 pieces of horse tack and a few other unidentified iron and brass objects.
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Impeller for a pump?
 

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perhaps the stopper from a bathroom sink. the taper on the sides looks familiar.
 

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Texas Jay

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perhaps the stopper from a bathroom sink. the taper on the sides looks familiar.

It's very heavy for it's size. I've never seen a sink stopper that was that large or heavy.
 

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Tony in SC

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Looks like the valve from a check valve. The flat part ,the top, is the seat which is tapered slightly. I've seen these in compressors, pumps, and the intakes of larger hit&miss engines.
 

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the holes in it would rule out a sink stopper. kind of built like a plunger in a wheel cylinder. cleaned up closer pics would help.
 

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Texas Jay

Texas Jay

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The consensus is that it's part of foot or check valve. Today, I received a message on Facebook from a man who used to work with that kind of equipment and he confirmed that it's what most of you thought it was so I'm marking this mystery "Solved". Thanks to everyone who helped figure it out.
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