๐Ÿ”Ž UNIDENTIFIED Some sort of weight?

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Jeff H

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I have the same object but without the string. I don't think the end is broken.
 

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Does the angled hole go through to the hole at the broken end? Could it be a crude whistle?
 

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I am leaning for a cord weight fr a light switch .
 

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Jeff H

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Cru the OP's does look a bit busted up but comparing it to mine I think hers is mostly whole. DCMatt, the hole does not go the length of the object. I do think it is a weight of some sort, but what sort I have no idea.

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Sash weights are around a foot long a if it was one it would be useless being so small but it does resemble one.

There used to be a pile of sash weights in an old box car. they made good boat anchors for a farm pond.
 

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Cru the OP's does look a bit busted up but comparing it to mine I think hers is mostly whole. DCMatt, the hole does not go the length of the object. I do think it is a weight of some sort, but what sort I have no idea.

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Interesting, yours has a similar end angle, so maybe the OPs is just roughed up a bit & it is complete!
I don't know what it was a counter-weight for, but that is what it seems like (too small for a window) & I don't know why it has a side-ways hole.
 

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BennyV

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Looks very crude. I believe the colonials and Indians sometimes used stones & weights to hold down the bottom of fishing nets that they stretched across rivers, streams, etc. Just a guess. Was it found near water?
 

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