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javernAugust 25, 2012

anyone have an idea what this old thing could be?

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antiquesilver

A doorbell pull?? What's on the other side of the door?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 4:22PM
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javern

nothing, this thing is just mounted to the wall

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 4:28PM
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lindac

Hmm....meant to be up when in use (whatever use that might be!) and down when not in use. Has holes for drainage...?
Any evidence of old wax on it?...like candle wax?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 4:41PM
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javern

no wax, I was thinking candles too

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 12:07PM
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jemdandy

One would not put a lighted candle on that shelf. It is too pecarious. Its made more like the trip treadle of a mouse trap. The shelf will fall at a slight disturbance. Maybe it is an intrusion alarm, or to announce that a pet has passed by.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 10:19PM
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antiquesilver

Obviously the mounting screws aren't old so it may have been from someplace else. How old is the house it's in?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 2:48AM
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lazy_gardens

Looks like part of a leghold trap - the part the animal steps on.

Why it's screwed to the woodwork, ???

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 8:16AM
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javern

item was found at a yard sale, friend mounted it on wall. We have no idea if its supposed to be mounted on a wall or not.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 10:54AM
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mfrog

The half crescent shaped part looks like the top from a bait box. I think it's something that's been made up.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 1:21PM
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javern

yea could be something someone made. Interesting piece

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 12:47AM
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