Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

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Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by Swany » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:16 pm

Unusual lead item, found in Scotland, Roman / medieval area, I have no idea what this is. Was using the Nox 15" on pasture. Item is 57mm in length.

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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by littleboot » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:40 pm

Durable 'clay' pipe especially designed for 'careful' Scots. :))
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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:43 pm

Hi Swany, ::g It would be advantageous if you could hazard an opinion on the metal it's made of, not always easy I know. The item has the look of lead but the design might suggest a handle. If lead, the handle can be ruled out as lead would be too pliable to be effective.

The more information you can provide, the more probable one of our knowledgeable chaps/chapesses will come up with the answer or as you put it, a best guess as to it's purpose. ::g
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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by shaggybfc » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Hi Swany, ::g It would be advantageous if you could hazard an opinion on the metal it's made of, not always easy I know. The item has the look of lead but the design might suggest a handle. If lead, the handle can be ruled out as lead would be too pliable to be effective.

The more information you can provide, the more probable one of our knowledgeable chaps/chapesses will come up with the answer or as you put it, a best guess as to it's purpose. ::g
Good Luck - Regards ss47
Swany said it was an unusual lead item..... there is a clue in there somewhere :D :D
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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:05 pm

shaggybfc wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 pm
sweepstick47 wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Hi Swany, ::g It would be advantageous if you could hazard an opinion on the metal it's made of, not always easy I know. The item has the look of lead but the design might suggest a handle. If lead, the handle can be ruled out as lead would be too pliable to be effective.

The more information you can provide, the more probable one of our knowledgeable chaps/chapesses will come up with the answer or as you put it, a best guess as to it's purpose. ::g
Good Luck - Regards ss47
Swany said it was an unusual lead item..... there is a clue in there somewhere :D :D
Cheers shaggy, Just got time for a tablet before I phone for an eye check rl; Regards ss47
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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by jondurandsilver » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:27 pm

Looks like a windscreen wiper off Fred Flintstones car?

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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by Ladybird66 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 am

It reminds me of a wrench ? Certainly a bit different.

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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by Tizabi » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:44 am

i would say old fashion handle for windows

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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by fred » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:30 am

It looks like run lead for holding in a Medieval iron glazing bar. :-/
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Re: Would anyone care to guess the purpose of this strange item.

Post by Swany » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 am

Thanks guy's a few interesting suggestions there, i'll chuck it in the box between scrap and keepers for now :D
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