✅ SOLVED Unusual Relic From My Fort Site. Need Help On This One

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Hello everyone! I’ve not been out much but I did get out Tuesday and found this weird looking relic at my 1830s fort site. For whatever reason it reminds me of a musical instrument piece. The close lateral photo shows an engraved XVIIII which may be a misrepresentation of the Roman numeral 19.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello everyone! I’ve not been out much but I did get out Tuesday and found this weird looking relic at my 1830s fort site. For whatever reason it reminds me of a musical instrument piece. The close lateral photo shows an engraved XVIIII which may be a misrepresentation of the Roman numeral 19.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Just noticed the 19 in Roman numerals. Could be 1819?
 
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Hi, Cool find , I found a brass knife hilt with a piece of what could have been the rusty blade on our property. it had roman numerals etched in the brass part and was told it was a regimental number. We are about 8 miles from Gettysburg, Pa. Paul:coffee2:
 
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Hi, Cool find , I found a brass knife hilt with a piece of what could have been the rusty blade on our property. it had roman numerals etched in the brass part and was told it was a regimental number. We are about 8 miles from Gettysburg, Pa. Paul:coffee2:
Thank you Paul. I’ll look into that.
 
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Hello everyone! I’ve not been out much but I did get out Tuesday and found this weird looking relic at my 1830s fort site. For whatever reason it reminds me of a musical instrument piece. The close lateral photo shows an engraved XVIIII which may be a misrepresentation of the Roman numeral 19.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for looking! View attachment 2035469 View attachment 2035470 View attachment 2035471 View attachment 2035472 View attachment 2035473
Musical? Valve for a woodwind instrument? They would need a spring. Probably not even close.
 
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I believe I finally figured it out. It appears to be from an 1830s single key flute. I’ve included a similar example from the one I found.
 

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