βœ… SOLVED What is this crazy looking contraption?

creskol

Gold Member
Jan 14, 2007
13,623
22,671
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
5
Primary Interest:
Other
It is very well made.
Mounting plate is 1 inch x 1 inch and looks like pressed steel.
It was obviously riveted to something with 3 rivets, two of which are still in place.
The cover looks like it was plated – maybe chrome plated?
The little tab seems to hit the cover, preventing it from closing flat.
No lettering, or marks of any kind.
The lighting makes it appear as though it is bent, but I think it was manufactured that way.
Screen Shot 2023-04-15 at 6.04.34 PM.jpg
Screen Shot 2023-04-15 at 6.04.16 PM.jpg
 

BennyV

Hero Member
Feb 22, 2021
909
1,524
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Looks like some kind of latch for a suitcase or trunk. I could envisage the other (missing) part having the locking mechanism to locate onto that lug, and the hinged flap on the part you have flipping down to cover the keyhole.
My first thought as well
 

Upvote 0

ticndig

Silver Member
Apr 17, 2009
3,170
7,400
Cumberland Va
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
1
Detector(s) used
T-2-SE
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
take note of the remaining fastening hardware , two bent over tabs. the item was never designed with true security in mind. by looking at these tabs one can judge the thickness of the item this was attached to.
 

Upvote 0

Kona Koma

Bronze Member
Nov 13, 2017
1,000
1,963
On the Beach
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800
Minelab Quattro
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
It is very well made.
Mounting plate is 1 inch x 1 inch and looks like pressed steel.
It was obviously riveted to something with 3 rivets, two of which are still in place.
The cover looks like it was plated – maybe chrome plated?
The little tab seems to hit the cover, preventing it from closing flat.
No lettering, or marks of any kind.
The lighting makes it appear as though it is bent, but I think it was manufactured that way.
View attachment 2079113 View attachment 2079114
Not sure, but nice find.
 

Upvote 0
OP
OP
creskol

creskol

Gold Member
Jan 14, 2007
13,623
22,671
πŸ₯‡ Banner finds
2
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
5
Primary Interest:
Other
Thanks everybody for your thoughts.:hello:
 

Upvote 0

Gare

Gold Member
Dec 30, 2012
7,547
14,184
Canton Ohio Area
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Presently using Deus 2's & have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's DEus's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
How about a cover for an electric plug in ?
 

Upvote 0

Gare

Gold Member
Dec 30, 2012
7,547
14,184
Canton Ohio Area
πŸ† Honorable Mentions:
2
Detector(s) used
Presently using Deus 2's & have Minelabs, Nokta's Tesoro's DEus's Have them all . Have WAY to many need to get rid of some
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Maybe something along this line ?

car tow electric plug.JPG
 

Upvote 0

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top