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Old 06-07-2021, 03:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fun: help ID this old forged mystery item found under my house

I was excavating under my kitchen to do foundation repair and found miscellaneous old junk thrown into the back fill when the house was made (~80-100 years ago). Stuff like old bottles, broken tools, cans.

Most of the back fill seems to be foundry waste - course clinker chunks. (There was a major foundry in this town way back when, and I guess clinker was readily available, and the foundry was happy to get rid of it.)

But this mystery bit of forged hardware looks hand-made - not foundry produced.

Everyone I've showed it to is stumped. Any ideas??







This hole looks like it may have been square originally. Corners filled in with rust? For a carriage bolt?



The outer holes are beveled on this side (for counter-sunk screws?).The middle hole looks simply punched through.

Some elaborate handle?

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