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Mrs mole braved the weather today and dug this up. Its silver but the hallmark is very worn so cant get a date off it . We think its a lid off something. 3cms diameter
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I'd say part of a watch case.
Something like this.
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Easylife wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:20 pm I'd say part of a watch case.
Me too :thumbsup:

Very nice find. You need to get the rest of it now :D
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Easylife wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:20 pm I'd say part of a watch case.
I thought that . But whats the hole for .
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joemole wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:27 pm I thought that . But whats the hole for .
Telling the time. :lol: .
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Easylife wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:30 pm Telling the time. :lol: .
I knew that was coming as soon as i typed it. But honestly i thought ya meant the back of a pocketwatch 😃👍
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Is the hole 3cm diameter Joe, or the whole thing 3cm diameter?
If its the first then i would go with a watch of some type, and then it flipped open to reveal more of the watch?

If its the latter then maybe a lid as you say....it does have the curved bit for opening as a lid, which looks too crude for a watch opener

The hallmarks look like they are in a rectangle engraved box?....thats relatively modern i would have thought, well maybe up to a few hundred years or so

But as you know, i talk mainly gibberish when i try to ID anything :lol:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:12 am Is the hole 3cm diameter Joe, or the whole thing 3cm diameter?
If its the first then i would go with a watch of some type, and then it flipped open to reveal more of the watch?

If its the latter then maybe a lid as you say....it does have the curved bit for opening as a lid, which looks too crude for a watch opener

The hallmarks look like they are in a rectangle engraved box?....thats relatively modern i would have thought, well maybe up to a few hundred years or so

But as you know, i talk mainly gibberish when i try to ID anything :lol:
There ya go mate . Could it be an inkwell lid ? Victorian?
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Inkwell lid sounds perfect Joe, and matches the size and explains the little lip where you would open and close it.....lovely find by Mrs Joe :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:51 am Inkwell lid sounds perfect Joe, and matches the size and explains the little lip where you would open and close it.....lovely find by Mrs Joe :thumbsup:
Except that an inkwell lid would be solid! :shock:
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Easylife wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:57 pm Except that an inkwell lid would be solid! :shock:
Good point, but maybe it was the under lid where the hole was where ya dip ya nib in :lol:

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I`d say Ian is bang on the money with his suggestion of what it is. No doubt in my mind anyway. :)
in the original 1st picture joemole put up , & second one down,you can see at 12 o clock where the hinge has broken off at.
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Bors wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:55 pm I`d say Ian is bang on the money with his suggestion of what it is. No doubt in my mid anyway. :)
in the original 1st picture joemole put up , & second one down,you can see at 12 o clock where the hinge has broken off at.
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Easylife :thumbsup: the one who looks like Plug from the Bash street Kids. :lol:
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Bors wrote: Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:36 pm Easylife :thumbsup: the one who looks like Plug from the Bash street Kids. :lol:
Haha . So its a watch casing then . Any idea of age . Looks victorian to me .
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