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definitely not a mystery object...

Post by HolzHammer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:26 pm

Afternoon All!
You guys and girls have probably been digging these since you were knee high to a Henry II short cross penny but its a first for me... something to do with seals..?
Herts, cut barley stubble quite deep about 14" - a bit kinky but generally nice condition- about 75mm - I can't really make anything out on the end but there are very faintly raised lines and bumps.
Any Knowledge gratefully accepted and much appreciated.
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Re: definitely not a mystery object...

Post by f8met » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:28 pm

looks a bit like a rusted off thread
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Re: definitely not a mystery object...

Post by redwulf500 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 pm

Coat hook

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Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:39 pm

redwulf500 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Coat hook
Yep ::g
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Re: definitely not a mystery object...

Post by fred » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:44 pm

redwulf500 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 pm
Coat hook
I have never been convinced by the coat hook ID for these things. They turn up in incredible numbers and I can't understand why there would be so many coat hooks needed. In my opinion they are generally also a bit light for coat hooks.

I suspect that they are probably general purpose hooks from carts or farm machinery or something like that. ::g
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Post by Buriedbytime&dust » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:54 pm

fred wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:44 pm

I have never been convinced by the coat hook ID for these things. They turn up in incredible numbers and I can't understand why there would be so many coat hooks needed. In my opinion they are generally also a bit light for coat hooks.

I suspect that they are probably general purpose hooks from carts or farm machinery or something like that. ::g
They may have had other uses, but the numerous examples I've found are all very similar (as the one shown in this thread is) to the coat hook pictured below, which is in my hallway. The house dates to the early 1800s.
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