Strange Brass Nut

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Hey Gang,
Before the mosquitoes took me off this evening, I dug this strange looking brass nut. Of course I realize it's a nothing find, but I'm curious as to what kind of nut this is and how it was used. Note that it has engraved lines on the cross piece. I'm assuming the 2 flanges at the bottom are securing the cross bar. The nut is threaded, but the cross piece prevents it from screwing onto a bolt. Since I'm not the 'tool time' person, I'd appreciate any help. Thanks :) Breezie
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Its a nut from a copper wire splicing lug
 

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Most often used in ground wire splicing. Two wire ends, most likely solid copper, would be placed in the lug then the nut would be tightened down to make a secure connection.
 
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Most often used in ground wire splicing. Two wire ends, most likely solid copper, would be placed in the lug then the nut would be tightened down to make a secure connection.

Thanks fyrffytr1 for the explaination. I can green check this one as solved. :) Breezie

Edit: I just realized I don't know how to green check this post in the new forum, nor can I find out how in the help section.
 
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Still a cool and interesting piece. I would have kept it too.
 
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