Modern, but quite pleasing to the eye

Post Reply
User avatar
figgis
Posts: 7008
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Location: Norfolk (just)
Has thanked: 4066 times
Been thanked: 4745 times

While bearing in mind the fact that years ago I offered up a "modern" find for ID and it was actually a Roman brooch :lol: I wondered if anyone might have the figgiest foggiest notion as to what this thing is.

It's brass, and somehow vaguely familiar, and I'm hoping it might be more definitely familiar to someone else.

Many thanks for looking :thumbsup:
20201213_125125.jpg
20201213_125320.jpg
20201213_125431.jpg
User avatar
Mucky
Posts: 205
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Location: Somerset
Has thanked: 75 times
Been thanked: 154 times

Really not sure but looks like it may have been tightened somehow?
In a similar way to a cow horn protector. It has the grooves associated with a turning movement anyway.
Could be wrong but another interesting find. :thumbsup:
Dave The Slave
Posts: 3629
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:36 pm
Has thanked: 11855 times
Been thanked: 3994 times

Perhaps it worked as a pair, by screwing into a fixed object and then had planks or wires in the grooves to act as some kind of barrier, retainer.
Certainly different, John.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
User avatar
figgis
Posts: 7008
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:21 pm
Location: Norfolk (just)
Has thanked: 4066 times
Been thanked: 4745 times

Thanks, both :thumbsup: It's a puzzler, ain't it?

The fact that it's square-sectioned beneath the head is throwing me. I thought maybe a safety valve, but then I also thought furniture fitting and maybe it'll remain one of them there objects that never get an ID. But I like it, whatever it is.
User avatar
Steve_JT
Posts: 764
Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:10 am
Location: Salisbury
Has thanked: 593 times
Been thanked: 1052 times

Is it electrical related, the square section at some time covered in a insulating material (shaped to keep covering in place) maybe the whole thing covered in an insulating material? End of the square section may have had a screw thread for fixing into something as its broken off

Or just a fancy wall pin for holding wire to train plants to?

(it does look oddly familiar though)

Regards steve
A foolish faith in authority, is the worst enemy of truth." Albert Einstein
Marley

Be an electrical part from a pylon or such like , like the little screws that hold the wires in the terminals on a 3pin plug ... but on a a larger scale
Post Reply