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Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

Posted by millshre (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 24, 13 at 3:15

I found this while metal detecting in my back yard. It's not a perfect 90 degree angle. It is stamped M-VB on the back/underside. We found it with a few old nails.

Edited to add, I should have pointed out, the widest part of the clover looking part is about 1.5 inches.

This post was edited by millshre on Mon, Nov 25, 13 at 5:28


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RE: Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

Rail holder?
Maybe part of a carriage?


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RE: Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

A curtain rod holder??


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RE: Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

My husband thought maybe something to do with a carriage but I can't remember why he thought that.

I'm sorry if this is stupid, but what do you mean by rail holder?

Thanks guys!


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RE: Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

My husband thought maybe something to do with a carriage but I can't remember why he thought that.

I'm sorry if this is stupid, but what do you mean by rail holder?

Thanks guys!


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RE: Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

Holds a round rod as some sort of a guard rail.

Carriages had railings along the edges for holding the tops, for luggage, etc.


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RE: Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

Support for a luggage rack rail on top of a stage coach or surrey???


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RE: Do you know what this piece of hardware I found is?

Is it galavanized, painted or cast?

Kinda looks like part of a hinge.


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