🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Two What’s-its

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So I dug these two pieces up at a 1910 house yesterday. Not together but separate spots.
The small piece appears to be brass. Smooth inside.
The large piece appears to be brass and or copper? The grooves on the stem are not threads, so it doesn’t screw into anything. My guess would be possibly a plunger pump piece from maybe a Coleman or other lantern. No text on it at all.
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The long one looks like maybe a choke knob/rod off some kind of equipment to me. No idea on the other piece.
I think you're close? I would say throttle knob. Some of the old cars and engine powered machinery had throttle knobs to maintain engine speed, thus the indentations.
 

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I think you're close? I would say throttle knob. Some of the old cars and engine powered machinery had throttle knobs to maintain engine speed, thus the indentations.
That may explain the small hole at the end of the rod. Maybe the cable attached there?
 

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