Mystery still not solved

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I found this many few years ago and I still do not know what it is and no one else seems to know.
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Wonder if its the decorative end of a steelyard arm? might explain the odd protrusions, couple of pics of the other side might help

Certainly look functional

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I think that is a very good call Steve.
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Absolutely agree with Steve. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Completely agree with Steve too :thumbsup:

The right hand side of one like this I think…
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I really don't know but my thoughts were it was too short for a steelyard arm? I lent this to a collector at the time for him to try id it, still waiting for its return :lol: :lol: :lol: !
He's ok, but he's forgetful but I can't take any more pics of it unless I remind him to return it. Too many years have passed.
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Charles Abbeyville wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:33 pm I really don't know but my thoughts were it was too short for a steelyard arm? I lent this to a collector at the time for him to try id it, still waiting for its return :lol: :lol: :lol: !
He's ok, but he's forgetful but I can't take any more pics of it unless I remind him to return it. Too many years have passed.
It is if it was a full arm but it looks like there is a break?
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I'll bow to the greater knowledge but the hook and small post with spread top keeps reminding me of the hook we use to attach reins (modern example attached) and other leather attachments. I'm not saying it's a bridal piece but at only ~10cm overall the hook feels more familiar.
More pictures when you get a chance Charles :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:46 pm It is if it was a full arm but it looks like there is a break?
I can't say for sure but I seem to remember this was a smooth unbroken end but I may be wrong.
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100% steelyard balance arm broken before the section with the calibrations for me :thumbsup:
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As I have said before, I don't have this anymore but if memory serves I'm pretty sure there were no sign of breaks at either end and the reason I didn't think it was a steelyard weight is because the 'hooks' are both on the same side.
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