I know it's a hook but...

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I know it's a hook but...

Post by Magnas » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:53 am

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This popped up from about six inches in a heavy clay pasture last weekend. The 'safe' end looks like it was attached to something permanently before it was lost but I have no idea what. Is the slightly unusual curve indicative of anything other than something to hang a jacket from?

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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by fred » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:05 pm

You got it right! ::g
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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by amphora » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:27 pm

Difficult. Many things had hooks like this to hang them. (Oil) Lights. Kettles. Pots and pans. and much more.
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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by Bargeman » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 pm

Looks like it could be a shepherd's crook?



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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by Phil2401 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:50 pm

Bargeman wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Looks like it could be a shepherd's crook?



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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:00 pm

Having had a 'butcher's hook', it could well be a Butcher's Hook. Unfortunately, hooks are such a utilitarian item, I can't add anything more to flesh-out my answer 8-| Regards ss47 ::g
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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by maylandmanta » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:16 pm

I was thinking along the lines of a butchers hook with a mounting plate at the rusted end which may even swivelled or one of those hooks that hung from ceilings for pots and pans .Also as you found it on pasture land it could be a hook that was attached to fencing or in a barn for hanging hay bales on, for cattle or horses to feed from.

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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by Phil2401 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 pm

maylandmanta wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:16 pm
I was thinking along the lines of a butchers hook with a mounting plate at the rusted end which may even swivelled or one of those hooks that hung from ceilings for pots and pans .Also as you found it on pasture land it could be a hook that was attached to fencing or in a barn for hanging hay bales on, for cattle or horses to feed from.

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Think that covers it Steve - I was also wondering whether there was a swivel.

As Fred said, the OP's original self-ID was spot on :) No way of proving what it was used for. I'd go for a Victorian cooking pot hook.

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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by Allectus » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:47 pm

It's a modern brass hook with the threaded iron shank corroded away.

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Re: I know it's a hook but...

Post by amphora » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:12 pm

Depends on what you call "modern".
To me the options that i've mentioned i also call "modern", but still those are easily 100 years old or more. In those cases the iron can also still be there.
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